How is students’ motivation related to their performance and anxiety?
OECD. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
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In almost all participating education systems, 15-year-old students who report greater motivation to achieve also perform better in the PISA assessment. Students in socio-economically advantaged environments perform better and show greater motivation than students in disadvantaged environments. Motivation, particularly when it is a response to external incentives, is associated with anxiety.