The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Effect of Motivation on Cooperative Learning Activities in Elementary School Children
Ryo Okada
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Article ID: 26.3.5


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.

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