2018 Volume 26 Issue 3 Pages 300-302
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of motivation on the cooperative learning activities of elementary school children. Fourth to sixth-grade children (N=498) participated in a longitudinal study with two time points. A path analysis revealed that children's autonomous motivation was related to later amount of peer modeling, academic help-seeking, and reciprocal learning. The importance of motivation in cooperative learning activities is discussed.