Formation of Adolescents’ Achievement Motivation in Modern Educational Space



Analyzing studies on motivation carried out by foreign scholars in 2017–2019 one can identify the following trends in search of motivational factors of achievements at school level and family miсrocommunity: the desire to stand out and assimilate, attractiveness and popularity, family tradition of education, relationships with parents, self-image, resilience. These studies distinctly show the value of motivational climate and suspended individual supporting strategies focused on life goals, including emotional involvement. Deep involvement in school life and the authority of the teacher can be regarded as predictors of high achievement motivation of junior adolescents. The review analyzes the reasons of reduction in learning motivation of high schoolers. The article discusses the models that demonstrate the role of belief in self-efficacy and role of mother and father in the formation of school achievement motivation. The authors show that scientists gradually shift the emphasis in the direction of non-invasive ways of shaping the «induced» learning motivation and targeted motivation for learning of particular top-requested disciplines.

General Information

Keywords: achievement motivation, adolescents, motivational climate, identity, desire to stand out, maternal support, self-efficacy, induced motivation

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Ermolova Т.V., Balygina E.A., Litvinov A.V., Guzova A.V. Formation of Adolescents’ Achievement Motivation in Modern Educational Space [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 7–18. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2019080201. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Тatiana V. Ermolova, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Chair of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elena A. Balygina, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexander V. Litvinov, PhD in Education, professor of the chair of foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, associate professor at Foreign Languages Department at the Facultyof Economics (RUDN University), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandra V. Guzova, PhD in Education, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign and Russian Filology, Moscow State University of Phycology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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