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ERIC Number: EJ1168621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Potential Reciprocal Relationship between Motivation and Achievement: A Longitudinal Study
Liu, Yuan; Hou, Shumeng
School Psychology International, v39 n1 p38-55 Feb 2018
Among the non-cognitive factors that influence academic achievement, intrinsic motivation has been found to be a potential reciprocal factor. The present study aims to determine the causal relationship between other types of motivation and academic achievement. For this purpose, a large-scale data survey, the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS88), was used. The results revealed that test-taking motivation and achievement were bi-directional influences in that grade 10 mathematics scores greatly predicted grade 12 test-taking motivation and that test-taking motivation predicted subsequent mathematics scores with a smaller effect. Moreover, although intrinsic motivation was found to predict subsequent mathematics scores, no bi-directional influence was captured. The results indicate that intrinsic motivation greatly promotes academic achievement and that there is a potential reciprocal relationship between the extrinsic motivations and academic performance of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12
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Language: English
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