A significant goal in many countries around the world is promoting children's motivation so that ultimately they achieve at their full potential. There is much evidence supporting the idea that parents play a significant role in either facilitating or undermining children's motivation. The focus of this chapter is on how relatedness between children and their parents shapes the development of children's motivation as well as achievement. Three sets of ideas about how relatedness between children and their parents contributes to children's motivation are reviewed. An integration of the three is provided to highlight key themes as well as suggest key directions for future research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Sep 18 2012|
- Parent-child relations
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