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ERIC Number: ED306304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 18
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The Children's Academic Motivation Inventory: Validation Evidence for Generalization to a High School Population.
Hughes, Kevin R.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to provide evidence for adapting and generalizing the use of the Children's Academic Motivation Inventory (CAMI) to high school students. The instrument was originally developed to provide a reliable, valid, theory-based measure of academic achievement motivation; it was suitable for use with children aged 12-14 years; and it could be applied across academic subjects. An adapted version of the CAMI was administered to 763 high school students living in south-central Kentucky. Additionally, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and the GPA for the semester in which the CAMI was administered were obtained for each participant. Results indicate positive correlations between the CAMI scores and students' cumulative and semester GPAs. A coefficient alpha of 0.92 provided evidence of the CAMI's internal consistency. Factor analysis produced a 12-factor solution similar to that of an earlier validation study. Overall, the findings indicate that the premises of the original CAMI generalize to a high school population. The CAMI holds promise for research purposes and for the identification of students who may benefit from intervention strategies aimed at increasing their academic achievement motivation. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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