This volume describes and critically examines the state of the art in research on achievement motivation in ethnically and culturally diverse groups. The authors address three visible shortcomings in the current literature the problems inherent in decontextualized research, the need to consider culture authentically, and the need to recognize differences within groups. This volume considers the greater insights that come from research that is contextualized, emphasizes individual meaning making, and embraces methods of inquiry that allow for a deep conceptual understanding of the rich and varied ways in which achievement and motivation develop both between and within cultures and contexts of learning. This is the 96th issue of the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.
EDITORS' NOTES (Janine Bempechat, Julian G. Elliott). 1. The Culture and Contexts of Achievement Motivation (Julian G. Elliott, Janine Bempechat). 2. Parenting Self-Efficacy Among Japanese Mothers: Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives on Its Association with Childhood Memories of Family Relations (Susan D. Holloway, Kazuko Y. Behrens). 3. Learning Models in Different Cultures (Jin Li). 4. Achievement Motivation Across Cultures: Some Puzzles and Their Implications for Future Research (Neil Hufton, Julian G. Elliott, Leonid Illushin). 5. Implicit Theories of Intelligence Across Academic Domains: A Study of Meaning Making in Adolescents of Mexican Descent (Gisell Quihuis, Janine Bempechat, Norma V. Jimenez, Beth A. Boulay). 6. Contexts and Culture in Psychological Research (Robert A. LeVine). NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.