M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Learning disabled youth; Motivation in education
The purpose of this study was to increase levels of self-concept and intrinsic motivation in a 9th grade student with a specific learning disability in mathematics through the use of weekly learning goals and the introduction of problem-solving strategies. Over the course of the six week study, the student experienced a significant rise in overall self-concept and intrinsic motivation as indicated by the results of two, One-Way ANOVA's from two self-report scales completed by the student. Implications for generalization of this study's results should include sample size, degree of learning disability, and administration of intervention techniques.
Reed, Lindsay S., "The effects of learning goals on self-concept and intrinsic motivation in the learning disabled student: a case study" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 927.