ERIC Number: ED412266
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Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Academic Delay of Gratification Scale. A New Measurement for Delay of Gratification.
Bembenutty, Hefer; Karabenick, Stuart A.
Academic delay of gratification refers to students' willingness to postpone immediately available opportunities to satisfy impulses in favor of academic goals that are temporally remote but ostensibly more valuable. The purpose of the present investigation was to develop and validate the Academic Delay of Gratification Scale (ADOGS) as a new instrument to assess college students' academic delay of gratification. In Study 1 (N=180) and Study 2 (N=194), ADOGS was developed and its psychometric properties were examined. Study 3 (N=389) tested the hypotheses that academic delay of gratification would be related to students' motivational tendencies and use of learning strategies. Results indicate that greater preference for academic delay of gratification correlates positively with students' motivation for learning, the utilization of resource management, and with cognitive and metacognitive learning strategies. The implications of this study for learners and educators are discussed. The instrument is attached. (Contains eight references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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