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Mastery motivation in children with intellectual disability: Is there evidence for a Down syndrome behavioural phenotype?

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Gilmore, L and Cuskelly, M and Browning, M, Mastery motivation in children with intellectual disability: Is there evidence for a Down syndrome behavioural phenotype?, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 62, (3) pp. 265-275. ISSN 1034-912X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1034912X.2015.1020923

Abstract

The main purpose of the current study was to provide empirical evidence to support or refute assumptions of phenotypic deficits in motivation for children with Down syndrome (DS). Children with moderate intellectual disability (MID) associated with etiologies other than DS were recruited in an extension of a previous study that involved children with DS and typically developing children. The participants were 29 children with MID and 33 children with DS who were matched on mental age to 33 typically developing children, aged 3?8 years. Mastery motivation was assessed on task measures of curiosity, preference for challenge and persistence, as well as parental reports. There were no significant group differences on the mastery motivation tasks. Parental ratings of mastery motivation differed, with typically developing children generally being rated more highly than each of the disability groups. The view that motivational deficits are part of the DS behavioural phenotype was not supported.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:behavioural phenotype, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, mastery motivation, motivation, motivational deficits, persistence, phenotype
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Special Needs Education
Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:111457
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-09-14
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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