chapter  5
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Content Versus Structure in Motivation and Self-Regulation: Heidi Grant and Carol S. Dweck

There have been two distinct approaches to the study of motivation and self-regulation. One approach, often called a "content" approach, identifies particular types of goals or particular forms of self-regulation and studies them in detail. The other approach, often called a "structural" approach, empties motivation and self-regulation of content and attempts to formulate general principles that cut across all goals or all self-regulatory processes.