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ERIC Number: EJ1171477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Promoting Students' Self-Determined Motivation in Maths: Results of a 1-Year Classroom Intervention
Brandenberger, Claudia C.; Hagenauer, Gerda; Hascher, Tina
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v33 n2 p295-317 Apr 2018
Especially for students in lower achievement levels, there is a significant negative trend in academic self-determined motivation across childhood through adolescence and more so in maths than in any other school subject. To counteract this negative development, a multicomponent intervention study based on the main ideas of self-determination theory, students' emotions in relation to maths, and the concept of self-regulation was developed and implemented in Swiss seventh-grade maths classes with basic demands. The study applied a quasi-experimental design comparing two experimental groups (combined student/teacher group: teachers and students participated in the intervention; student-only group: only students participated in the intervention) and a control group. Intervention effects were evaluated longitudinally (pre-post test) via self-reports of 348 students. Within-group results (t tests) showed no significant changes for students in the control group, a significant decrease in intrinsic and identified motivation for students in the student-only group, and a significant increase in intrinsic motivation and self-concept for students in the combined student/teacher group. Multivariate analyses of covariance controlling for pre-test variables as well as gender and migration background showed significant group effects. As the most positive effects were found for students in the student/teacher group, the results highlight the importance of co-constructed teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
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