ERIC Number: EJ1106836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
Does Self-Determination Predict the School Engagement of Four Different Motivation Types in Adolescence?
Raufelder, Diana; Regner, Nicola; Drury, Kate; Eid, Michael
Educational Psychology, v36 n7 p1239-1260 2016
In order to enhance our understanding of inter-individual differences in scholastic motivation, this study examined if self-determination predicts the school engagement of four different motivation types (MT) in a large sample of adolescent students (N = 1088) from Brandenburg, Germany: (1) peer-dependent MT, (2) teacher-dependent MT, (3) peer-and-teacher-dependent MT and (4) peer-and-teacher-independent MT. Using structural equation modelling (SEM), the four types were first compared on latent variables (perceived self-determination and school engagement) and then, a latent multigroup SEM was conducted to test whether self-determination (competence, relatedness and autonomy) would predict emotional and behavioural school engagement separately by MT. The findings underscore the relevance of the typology as well as important inter-individual differences in the association between students' psychological needs (competence, relatedness and autonomy) and their school engagement.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Self Determination, Predictor Variables, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Adolescents, Structural Equation Models, Psychological Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Hypothesis Testing, Factor Analysis, Correlation, Comparative Analysis, Individual Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 8
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Identifiers - Location: Germany