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Can achievement goal theory enhance our understanding of motivation and performance of African American students?
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  • Authors:
    Freeman K, Gutman L, Midgley C
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  • Place of publication:
    Mahwah, NJ
  • Pagination:
    174, 204
  • Editors:
    Midgley C
  • ISBN-10:
    0 8058 3884 8
  • Book title:
    Goals, Goal Structures, and Patterns of Adaptive Learning
  • Keywords:
    Secondary school, Children at risk
  • Notes:
    This chapter examined the achievement goal theory and how it relates to differences in motivation between African American and European American students. The chapter also examined quantitative and qualitative research pertaining to whether achievement goal theory can explain the underachievement of minority students.
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