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ERIC Number: EJ799408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Factors Affecting the Motivation to Learn among United Arab Emirates Middle and High School Students
Khamis, Vivian; Dukmak, Samir; Elhoweris, Hala
Educational Studies, v34 n3 p191-200 Jul 2008
This study was designed to examine the relative contributions of student and parents' socio-demographics, students' beliefs about learning, parental support of children's learning, peers' attitudes towards learning, teacher-student interaction and curriculum content to students' motivation to learn. The sample consisted of 275 school-age children ranging from 12 to 16 years old. All measures were constructed for the purpose of this study. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to predict student motivation to learn. Results indicated that students' beliefs about learning, teacher-student interaction and curriculum content contributed to the United Arab Emirates middle and high school students' motivation to learn. Implications for research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates