We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Prof Joe Elliott

N. Hufton, J.G. Elliott & L. Illushin (2002). Achievement Motivation across Cultures: Some Puzzles and Their Implications for Future Research. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (96): 65-85.
  • Publication type: Journal Article

Author(s) from Durham


Discusses findings of a cross-cultural study of the relation between self-perception of academic competence and achievement, and attribution of achievement to effort or ability. Considers problems in fitting Anglo-American motivation theory with Russian schooling practice. Calls for culturally sensitive, multimethod approaches in which individual meaning making is emphasized as a key element in gaining greater understanding of motivational contexts. (Author/KB)