Publication details for Prof Joe ElliottN. 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)