Anuario de investigaciones
versão On-line ISSN 1851-1686
AISENSON, Gabriela et al. The meaning of the study and the school motivation of young people who belong to educational circuits socio-economically differentiated. Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 109-119. ISSN 1851-1686.
This article focuses on the representations of the study of youths who belong to educational circuits socio-economically differentiated. It analyzes the meaning of study, school motivation, self-perception of studying competence, the perception of their school's prestige and the future projects. The results obtained show the importance of the study for young people as a mean of personal development and to apply for more qualified jobs. Young people who belong to the low educational circuit get the highest scores in all the dimensions related to academic motivation, including the dimension of demotivation. Among these youths, high expectations in the study predominate, combined with major difficulties to support them. Naturalization and making effort appear to be the main differences in the representations of study between both educational circuits.
Palavras-chave : Meaning of study; Academic motivation; Educational circuits; Youth.