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@article{ Maclellan2005,
 title = {Academic achievement},
 author = {Maclellan, Effie},
 journal = {Active Learning in Higher Education},
 number = {3},
 pages = {194-206},
 volume = {6},
 year = {2005},
 doi = {},
 urn = {},
 abstract = {The motivation of students is an important issue in higher education, particularly in                the context of the increasing diversity of student populations. A social-cognitive                perspective assumes motivation to be dynamic, context-sensitive and changeable,                thereby rendering it to be a much more differentiated construct than previously                understood. This complexity may be perplexing to tutors who are keen to develop                applications to improve academic achievement. One application that is within the                control of the tutor, at least to some extent, is the use of praise. Using                psychological literature, the article argues that in motivating students, the tutor                is not well served by relying on simplistic and common sense understandings of the                construct of praise and that effective applications of praise are mediated by                students’ goal orientations, which of themselves may be either additive or                interactive composites of different objectives and different contexts.},
 keywords = {motivation; Motivation}}