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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

Abstract

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)