Jacquelynne Eccles

Jacquelynne Sue Eccles
Born 1944
Fields Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Educational Theory
Institutions University of Michigan, University of California, Irvine
Known for Academic Motivation and Achievement, Gender and Ethnicity in STEM Fields

Jacquelynne Sue Eccles (born 1944) is an American educational psychologist.[1] Professor Eccles is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California, Irvine and formerly the McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan. She received the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award in 1999, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in 1996 and the E. L. Thorndike Award in 2005.


Professor Eccles has a PhD from University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has focused on a variety of topics related to social development, student motivation, and gender roles in education.[2] Among her most noteworthy research contributions are the expectancy-value theory of motivation[3] and the concept of stage-environment fit.[4]

Selected publications


  1. http://www.fabbs.org/fabbs-foundation/honoring-our-scientists/in-honor-of-jacquelynne-s-eccles/
  2. http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/teens/eccles.html
  3. Wigfield, Allan; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. (2000-01-01). "Expectancy–Value Theory of Achievement Motivation". Contemporary Educational Psychology. 25 (1): 68–81. doi:10.1006/ceps.1999.1015.
  4. "Development during adolescence: The impact of stage-environment fit on young adolescents' experiences in schools and in families.". American Psychologist. 48 (2). 1993-02-01. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.48.2.90. ISSN 1935-990X.

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