Making the grade : a self-worth perspective on motivation and school reform / Martin V. Covington.

Achievement behaviour in schools can best be understood in terms of attempts by students to maintain a positive self-image. For many students, trying hard is frightening because a combination of effort and failure implies low ability, which is often equated with worthlessness. Thus many students des...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Covington, Martin V., 1938- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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