ERIC Number: EJ855283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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A Review of Self-Report and Alternative Approaches in the Measurement of Student Motivation
Fulmer, Sara M.; Frijters, Jan C.
Educational Psychology Review, v21 n3 p219-246 Sep 2009
Within psychological and educational research, self-report methodology dominates the study of student motivation. The present review argues that the scope of motivation research can be expanded by incorporating a wider range of methodologies and measurement tools. Several authors have suggested that current study of motivation is overly reliant on self-report measures, warranting a move toward alternative approaches. This review critiques self-report methodology as a basis for examining alternative conceptualizations of motivation (e.g., phenomenological, neuropsychological/physiological, and behavioral) and related measurement tools. Future directions in motivational methodology are addressed, including attempts at integration or combination of these approaches and a preliminary functional framework for the development of novel, multidimensional approaches to the study of motivation.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Student Motivation, Measurement Techniques, Research Methodology, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Interdisciplinary Approach
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