Cross-Cultural Motivation & Self-Regulation
Srilata Bhattacharyya, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 11530.
To find out whether motivational orientation and self-regulatory strategies
to learn have a cross-cultural significance, this study used the MSLQ scale
to investigate 143 pre-service teachers from India and 200 pre-service teachers
from the US. It studied the relationship and difference between motivation and
self-regulatory strategies in academic learning across countries, and the
contribution of each to the prediction of achievement. Regression indicated
that intrinsic goal orientation, self-efficacy, and rehearsal predicted academic
achievement in US, while self-efficacy and peer learning predicted academic
achievement in India.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2007 Volume 11, Issue 2