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ERIC Number: EJ1046471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Influencing Young Adolescents' Motivation in the Lowest Level of Secondary Education
Peetsma, Thea; Van der Veen, Ineke
Educational Review, v67 n1 p97-120 2015
After the transition to secondary school around age 12, a well-known decline in young adolescents' motivation for learning causes particular concerns in the lowest level of secondary education, where the percentage of early school leavers is highest. This article focuses on a study of the effects of an intervention, designed to enhance motivation of students who are at the start of the lowest level of secondary school. An earlier intervention was further developed and tested with a random selection of students from classes in pre-vocational education by varying the components of the interventions in order to find possible effects of specific components or of the order of the two assignments of the intervention. Results showed positive effects of the intervention on students' investment in schoolwork.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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