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ERIC Number: EJ1017042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Academic Motivation of the First-Year University Students and the Self-Determination Theory
Koseoglu, Yaman
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n8 p418-424 Apr 2013
The Self Determination Theory has identified various types of motivation along a continuum from weakest to strongest. Yet, until recently, no reliable method existed to measure accurately the strength of motivation along this continuum. Vallerand et al. (1992) developed the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) to measure the validity of the Self Determination Theory in education. This theory identifies three levels of academic motivation--intrinsic, extrinsic and amotivation--which are measured by AMS. The current study assesses the academic motivations of the first year students in a non-profit university using this scale. Statistical procedures such as descriptive statistics, ANOVA and t-tests were used in analyzing data. The differences in gender and differences among various faculties are investigated and results disclosed with relevant recommendations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale
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