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ERIC Number: EJ1189544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1469-9532
Assessing Autonomous Motivation in Students with Cognitive Impairment
Katz, Idit; Cohen, Rinat
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v39 n4 p323-332 2014
Background: Applying Benson's program of validation (Benson, 1998) we provide evidence supporting the validity of a projective instrument that assesses the autonomous motivation of students with impaired cognitive abilities. Method: Eighty-eight grade 7-9 students diagnosed with cognitive impairment participated in this study. Participants' motivation was assessed using a projective instrument. Participants' affect, task value, and perception of the teachers as supportive were also assessed. The questionnaires were applied individually. Zero order correlation and regression analysis were conducted. Results: The study demonstrated internal relations among the observed elements of the projective instrument, as well as relations between the projective instrument with other constructs and the predictive validity of the instrument. Conclusions: The evidence provided herein suggests that the projective instrument can be used to validly measure the autonomous motivation of students with cognitive impairment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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