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ERIC Number: EJ1142239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Use of the Motivation and Engagement Scale-University/College as a Means of Identifying Student Typologies
Elphinstone, Brad; Tinker, Sean
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n3 p457-462 Apr 2017
The Motivation and Engagement Scale-University/College (MES-UC) was used to identify student typologies on the basis of adaptive and maladaptive academic cognitions and behaviours. The sample comprised first-year (n = 390), second-year (n = 300), and third-year (n = 251) undergraduate students with 4 student typologies identified: high engagement/skills, low engagement/skills, and 2 moderately engaged groups distinguished by either high or low levels of maladaptive cognitions (e.g., anxiety). Additional analyses which displayed theoretically appropriate differences between these groups suggest that the MES-UC is suitable for identifying student typologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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