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ERIC Number: EJ1125625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
University Students' Motivation, Engagement and Performance in a Large Lecture-Format General Education Course
Kim, ChanMin; Park, Seung Won; Huynh, Niem; Schuermann, Ryan Thomas
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v41 n2 p201-214 2017
We investigated how high-performers and low-performers differ with regard to motivation and engagement in a university-level, large-format general education geography course. One hundred and ten students participated in the study. A self-report measure was administered three times (at the beginning, middle and end of the semester). Performance data were obtained from final course grades. Results showed there were significant differences between the high- and low-performer groups in "motivation" but not in "engagement." With regard to students' perceptions of motivational aspects of the course, the low-performer group showed a significant decrease in "attention" but the high-performer group showed a significant increase. The "relevance" perceived by both groups decreased over time. The "confidence" and "satisfaction" of the low-performer group decreased whereas there was no change in those of the high-performer group throughout the semester. Findings as well as implications for teaching in a college large-format general education course are discussed.
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire
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