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ERIC Number: ED422792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Motivational Determinants of Academic Delay of Gratification.
Karabenick, Stuart A.; Bembenutty, Hefer
This study examined motivational determinants of academic delay of gratification (ADOG) with 196 undergraduate college students at a large midwestern university. Students completed the academic delay of gratification scale, in which students are presented with 10 hypothetical situations and they indicate their preference among options offering immediate and delayed gratification. Analysis focused on assessing the relationship of delay preferences to the differences between expectancy of academic success, how much college students liked, and how much they valued immediate versus temporarily remote goal-related options. Summed across situations, interest, value, and expectancy, difference scores predicted delay preference to approximately the same degree, based both on zero-order bivariate and multivariate statistical tests. The multivariate contribution of liking, value, and expectancy determinants varied across situations, however, which indicated that there were situation-specific and general effects. Results suggest that a more complete explication of ADOG would take into consideration student motivation as well a strategic capabilities to delay gratification. The scale used is appended. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A