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ERIC Number: EJ1017166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
A Phenomenological Study on Lack of Motivation
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n16 p1369-1374 Aug 2013
The aim of this research is to point out the underlying reasons about the lack of motivation at academic activities concerning Attribution Theory. Attribution Theory trys to understand how the people answer "why" question and how they do casual explanations. This research is a qualitative based research. It used the phenomenological design. The subject, one undergraduate student, for the study was selected via critical case study method. The data were gathered with the use of one-on-one interviews. The data analysis is done in four stages. The first stage, the verbal interview conversation is decoded and the exercise in writing is read from beginning to end. At the second stage, the static themes and literals are determined. For the third stage, the analysis is shown in the chart. And at the last stage, the main experience is put forward. The results of the data analysis revealed that the main reasons for the lack of motivation for undergraduate students were weakness of willpower, lack of ambition and purpose, a feeling of pessimism for the future, reluctance of faculty members, and lack of motivating activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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