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ERIC Number: EJ813216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
A Latent Transition Analysis of Academic Intrinsic Motivation from Childhood through Adolescence
Marcoulides, George A.; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles; Gottfried, Allen W.; Oliver, Pamella H.
Educational Research and Evaluation, v14 n5 p411-427 Oct 2008
A longitudinal modeling approach was utilized to determine the existence of latent classes with regard to academic intrinsic motivation and the points of stability and transition of individuals between and within classes. A special type of latent Markov Chain model using "Mplus" was fit to data from the Fullerton Longitudinal Study, with academic intrinsic motivation measured from ages 9 through 17. Model fit using the Bayesian Information Criterion index was examined. The best fit involved a 3-class model, with classes designated as motivationally gifted, intermediate, and at-risk. Transitions between classes occurred mainly during childhood, whereas stability ensued by age 13. Methodological contributions are discussed, as well as theory and applications of the findings with regard to academic intrinsic motivation. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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