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ERIC Number: ED532692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-8
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
High School Motivation and Engagement: Gender and Age Effects
Martin, Andrew J.
Online Submission
This brief report presents on gender and age effects in academic motivation and engagement. The results are based on an updated and much expanded dataset (from prior research) of 33,778 students from 92 high schools in Australia. Findings show there are significant gender and age effects--a number of which are qualified by the interaction of gender and age. For the most part, females are higher in motivation and engagement than males and 12-13 year olds are more motivated and engaged than 14-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. In terms of interaction effects, although males and females decline in motivation and engagement between 12-13 years and 14-15 years, females' motivation and engagement tends to increase in later adolescence (16-18 years) whereas males' motivation and engagement does not (or not to the same extent). Findings hold implications for practitioners and researchers seeking to better understand and address motivation and engagement relevant to males and females across adolescence. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia