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ERIC Number: EJ829481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Relationships among Textbook Usage and Cognitive-Motivational Constructs
Derryberry, W. Pitt; Wininger, Steven R.
Teaching Educational Psychology, v3 n2 Fall 2008
This study examined relationships between students' use of their text and motivational constructs linked to self-regulation: need for cognition, goal orientation, and self-determination. Participants were 234 Educational Psychology students. In the Fall semester students were assigned one of two textbooks whereas in the Spring they were allowed to choose between two textbooks. A basic versus more advanced text were chosen to create a contrast. We hoped that the motivational constructs considered would differentiate the selection and usage of each text. The variables of interest did differentiate choice of text, who read versus did not read the text, and the approach taken when reading the text (e.g., skimming, reading, reading and making notes). Specific effects, discussion, and suggestions for future research are delineated. (Contains 4 tables.)
Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group (TEP/SIG). Educational Foundations Department, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA 17551. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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