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An investigation of achievement motivation and critical thinking.

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dc.contributor.author Mastbergen, Jill M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T19:09:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T19:09:48Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1705
dc.description vii, 32 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Achievement motivation and critical thinking have been recognized as crucial elements contributing to work and academic success. Although a considerable body of research has addressed achievement motivation and critical thinking, no research has been conducted investigating the relationship between the two constructs. The present study was conducted to investigate the association between achievement motivation and critical thinking. The Work and Family Orientation questionnaire consisting of mastery, work and competitiveness scales were used to assess achievement motivation. Critical thinking was measured using Form A of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. Ninety-six students in Introductory to Psychology courses served as subjects. Data were analyzed using Pearson product moment correlations and descriptive statistics. Results clearly indicated no relationship between critical thinking ability and mastery or work. However a positive correlation between critical thinking ability and competitiveness was found. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Achievement motivation. en_US
dc.subject Critical thinking. en_US
dc.title An investigation of achievement motivation and critical thinking. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Michael Murphy en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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