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ERIC Number: ED432712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing a Motivational Model of College Achievement.
Tuckman, Bruce W.; Abry, Dennis
This study involves developing a motivational model of college achievement. The predictor variables, which were procrastination tendency, self-efficacy, self-regulation, intrinsic value, outcome value, cognitive strategy, test anxiety, students grade goals, parent grade goals, and grade point average, as well as the criterion variable exam achievement, were measured for 168 college students. Using structural equation modeling, a best-fit model of college student motivation to achieve was determined. The model suggests that college students' self-regulation behaviors, intrinsic value for learning, and lack of test anxiety yield a level of self-efficacy for course achievement that combines with grade point average and parents' grade goals to influence student grade goals. The combination of student grade goals, grade point average, and lack of test anxiety then demonstrate the strongest connection to achievement. (Contains one table, one figure, and 12 references.) (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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