ERIC Number: EJ1059390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
A Case Study of Students' Motivation in College Algebra Courses
Nguyen, Giang-Nguyen T.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n8 p693-707 2015
This paper examines data from a larger study that focused upon students' experiences and motivations in a college algebra course. The study revealed that students failed this course because of various factors and continued to view this course as a "gatekeeper" class. Through a stepwise multiple regression, the analysis of the ARCS instrument showed that Attention, Relevance, and Confidence were strong predictors of Satisfaction in the course.
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Student Motivation, Regression (Statistics), Student Experience, Surveys, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Observation, Coding, Statistical Analysis, Age Differences, Knowledge Level, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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