Title page for ETD etd-1107102-185505

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Broussard, Sheri Coates
URN etd-1107102-185505
Title The Relationship between Classroom Motivation and Academic Achievement in First and Third Graders
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Human Ecology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Betsy Garrison Committee Chair
Bonnie Belleau Committee Co-Chair
Diane C. Burts Committee Co-Chair
  • young children
  • motivation
  • achievement
Date of Defense 2002-10-30
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between classroom motivation and academic achievement in first and third graders. The subjects included 122 first grade children and 129 third grade children from a mid-sized, southern city. The total sample was comprised of 251 children, 59% non-white and 57% female.

The findings from the current study were consistent with the literature reviewed in that higher levels of mastery motivation and judgment motivation were found to be related to higher grades in third graders. It is important to note, however, that only higher levels of mastery motivation, not judgment motivation, were found to be related to higher grades in first graders.

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