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Two studies of the empirical basis of two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators are introduced: a homeostatic orientation that aims for balance and an allostatic orientation that aims at growth. In order to establish the empirical basis of these motivational strategies, two studies were conducted with samples of students from a specialized post-secondary business school who were enrolled in grades 11–13. Study 1 focused on the empirical basis of the homeostatic orientation. It was shown that the availability of learning resources is associated with two forms of balance within an actiotope: robustness and resilience. Furthermore, it could be shown that the effects of exogenous learning resources on robustness and resilience are mediated by endogenous learning resources. The focus of Study 2 was the empirical basis of the allostatic orientation. It was shown that the availability of learning resources is associated with various indicators of growth of an actiotope. Similarly to Study 1, the effects of exogenous learning resources on outcome variables representing the growth of an actiotope were mediated by endogenous learning resources. Thus, evidence suggests that a homeostatic orientation as well as an allostatic orientation are valid motivational strategies for gifted educators.

Authors


  •   Vladut, Anamaria (external author)
  •   Vialle, Wilma J.
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Vladut, A., Vialle, W. & Ziegler, A. (2016). Two studies of the empirical basis of two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators. High Ability Studiesst, 27 (1), 39-60.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84979976528

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3020

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 60

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators are introduced: a homeostatic orientation that aims for balance and an allostatic orientation that aims at growth. In order to establish the empirical basis of these motivational strategies, two studies were conducted with samples of students from a specialized post-secondary business school who were enrolled in grades 11–13. Study 1 focused on the empirical basis of the homeostatic orientation. It was shown that the availability of learning resources is associated with two forms of balance within an actiotope: robustness and resilience. Furthermore, it could be shown that the effects of exogenous learning resources on robustness and resilience are mediated by endogenous learning resources. The focus of Study 2 was the empirical basis of the allostatic orientation. It was shown that the availability of learning resources is associated with various indicators of growth of an actiotope. Similarly to Study 1, the effects of exogenous learning resources on outcome variables representing the growth of an actiotope were mediated by endogenous learning resources. Thus, evidence suggests that a homeostatic orientation as well as an allostatic orientation are valid motivational strategies for gifted educators.

Authors


  •   Vladut, Anamaria (external author)
  •   Vialle, Wilma J.
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Vladut, A., Vialle, W. & Ziegler, A. (2016). Two studies of the empirical basis of two learning resource-oriented motivational strategies for gifted educators. High Ability Studiesst, 27 (1), 39-60.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84979976528

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3020

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 60

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1