Achievement motivation of secondary school students in relation to their social position in the class

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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Problems of Psychology in the 21st Century
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Psychology
Keywords achievement motivation; social position; sociometry
Description The research is based on theoretical presumptions that social climate and relationships in class can influence students achievement motivation . We used sociometric questionnaire and projective method TAT in McClelland´s adaptation using Heckhausen´s content-analytical clue. The relation between social position in class and achievement motivation was proved only partly. Affection in class was not in relation with achievement motivation, neither in detailed point of view with both achievement motives. Influence in class was in slight negative relation with achievement motivation, especially with motive to achieve success. Analyze of relations between extreme students position and achievement motives showed next possibilities of research.
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