Journal of Basic and Applied Research International
 

Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, ISSN No. : 2395-3438 (Print), 2395-3446 (Online), Vol.: 24, Issue.: 4

Original Research Article

REINFORCEMENT AND MOTIVATION RESEARCH FOR YOUTH IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS: WHY DOES IT MATTER?

 

KELLY C. DREGER1* AND WILLIAM F. TRUBY1*

1Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698, USA.

Abstracts

The purpose of this original research paper is to ascertain the extent of impact that reinforcement, goal orientation, motivation, and classroom behavior have on test performance.  Overall, results of reinforcement may vary according to school policies, procedures, and culture.  Students are able to set learning goals that accurately determine how well they will do over time.  Classroom performance on tests can differ according to referral groups.  Within the paper, there is primary focus on a counterbalanced mixed methods study.  The information helps to demonstrate that reinforcement still has a wealth of potential within current teaching and learning strategies.

Keywords :

Incentives; reinforcement; goals; motivation; class behavior; student learning.