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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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1978

Achievement motivation

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The Relationship Of Sex Role Stereotyped And Nonstereotyped Fiction To Achievement Motivation Imagery In Eighth Grade Honors Students, Patricia S. Canavan May 1978

The Relationship Of Sex Role Stereotyped And Nonstereotyped Fiction To Achievement Motivation Imagery In Eighth Grade Honors Students, Patricia S. Canavan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A body of research has emerged to postulate the heretofore unexplained discrepancies between the sexes as to achievement motivation. This difference has been identified as the Motive to Avoid Success (M-s).

Books convey societal values and attitudes. The characters in books provide role models for children. Since many characters in books are stereotyped with respect to sex role, it follows that children assimilate values from these models. Not the least of these values is stereotyped attitude toward role and function of gender within society.

This work was designed to study the possible relationship between the M-s in females and the ...