Do children and adolescents with Down syndrome have deficits in motivation?

Gilmore, Linda & Cuskelly, Monica (2009) Do children and adolescents with Down syndrome have deficits in motivation? Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6(2), p. 108.

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There appears to be a general acceptance that individuals with intellectual disability (ID) have deficits in motivation. Yet research with infants and young children has usually identified few differences in motivation for children with ID compared with those of the same mental age who are developing typically. Studies of motivation in children with ID in the middle years of childhood or adolescence are almost non-existent. However, research conducted more than 30 years ago (Harter & Zigler, 1974) continues to be cited as evidence of motivational deficits in those with ID even though the life experiences of people with ID have changed dramatically since that time.

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ID Code: 75525
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Down syndrome, motivation, persistence, preference for challenge, DMQ
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2009.00210.x
ISSN: 1741-1130
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 22:13
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 11:01

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