Social motivation : understanding children's school adjustment

Published on Jan 1, 1996
· DOI :10.1017/CBO9780511571190
Jaana Juvonen36
Estimated H-index: 36
Kathryn R. Wentzel37
Estimated H-index: 37
1. Introduction Part I. Social Motivation: Perceptions on Self: 2. Teacher and classmate influences on scholastic motivation self-esteem and level of voice in adolescents Susan Harter 3. Self-presentation tactics promoting teacher and peer approval: the function of excuses and other clever explanations Jaana Juvonen 4. Social self-discrepancy: a theory relating peer relationship problems and school maladjustment Janis B. Kupersmidt, Kathy S. Buchele, Mary Ellen Voeller and Constantine Sedikides 5. Motivational approaches to aggression within the context of peer relationships Cynthia A. Erdley 6. Motivational opportunities and obstacles associated with social responsibility and caring behavior in school context Martin E. Ford 7. Modeling and self-efficacy influences on children's development of self-regulation Dave H. Shunk and Barry J. Zimmerman 8. Commentary: goals and social-cognitive processes Carol S. Dweck Part II. Social Motivation: Perspectives on Relationships: 9. Interpersonal relationships in the school environment and children's early school adjustment: the role of teachers and peers Sondra H. Birch and Gary W. Ladd 10. Social goals and social relationships as motivators of school adjustment Kathryn R. Wentzel 11. Friends' influence on school adjustment: a motivational analysis Thomas J. Berndt and Keunho Keefe 12. Peer networks and students' classroom engagement during childhood and adolescence Thomas A. Kindermann, Tanya L. McCollam and Ellsworth Gibson Jr. 13. Academic failure and school dropout: the influence of peers Shelley Hymel, Colin Comfort, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Patricia McDougall 14. Commentary: what's 'emotional' about social motivation? Sondra Graham.
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