Donze, Jocelyn and Gunnes, Trude (2011) Should Economists Listen to Educational Psychologists? Some Economics of Student Motivation. TSE Working Paper, n. 11-247, Toulouse

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This paper sheds light on the role of student motivation in the success of schooling.
We develop a model in which a teacher engages in the management of student moti-
vation through the choice of the classroom environment. We show that the teacher is
able to motivate high-ability students, at least in the short run, by designing a com-
petitive environment. For students with low ability, risk aversion, or when engaged
in a long-term relationship, the teacher designs a classroom environment that is more
focused on mastery and self-referenced standards. In doing so, the teacher helps to
develop the intrinsic motivation of students and their capacity to overcome failures.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: 22 May 2011
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Student achievement, Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
JEL Classification: D03 - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
I21 - Analysis of Education
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 05:45
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:33
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