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A comparative study of mastery motivation in young children with Down’s syndrome: Similar outcomes, different processes?

Gilmore, Linda, Cuskelly, Monica, & Hayes, Alan (2003) A comparative study of mastery motivation in young children with Down’s syndrome: Similar outcomes, different processes? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 47(3), pp. 181-190.

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Abstract

Findings from previous research into motivation in young children with Down’s syndrome (DS) have been mixed. Some studies have suggested that development is merely delayed, while others have proposed that there are inherent differences or deficits. Using the mastery motivation paradigm, studies of young children have often found that those with DS are just as persistent and goal-directed as typically developing children of the same mental age (MA). However, research involving children with DS with MAs above 2 years is very limited. The major aim of the present study was to extend previous research by focusing on children with MAs between 24 and 36 months. A secondary aim was to investigate issues which would advance conceptual knowledge about the construct of mastery motivation.

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ID Code: 4308
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Mental ages, children with Downs' syndrome, conceptual knowledge of mastery motivation, task, specific responses, maternal rating of persistence, motivational development
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2003.00460.x
ISSN: 0964-2633
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:16

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