ERIC Number: ED144986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Learning Incentives Preferred by University Students. Interim Report 1 July 1975-30 June 1976.
Bebeau, Muriel J.; And Others
The data base from an earlier incentive survey describing college psychology student preferences for incentives commonly offered by instructors to promote achievement in course work was extended to include undergraduate education majors. The 385 volunteer subjects rated ten incentives on 45 paired-comparison items and on a seven-point rating scale. The students rated the preferred rewards for high achievement in this order of desirability: release from final examination; praise from instructor, or points toward final course grade; letter grade indicating quality, course-related field trips, or release from class attendance; discussion with authority on a topic of course interest; recognition in faculty publications; assisting the instructor as proctor, and no reward. Consistency of ratings was high within subjects on the paired-comparison items, between the paired-comparison and rating-scale methods, and between the education and the introductory psychology student samples. (Author/MV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Students, Education Majors, Higher Education, Motivation Techniques, Positive Reinforcement, Rewards, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ. Flying Training Div.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.