ERIC Number: EJ893126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Research Participation for Course Credit in Introduction to Psychology: Why Don't People Participate?
Elicker, Joelle D.; McConnell, Nicole L.; Hall, Rosalie J.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n3 p183-185 2010
Psychology courses often include an experiential component whereby instructors require or allow students to participate in research or an equitable alternative activity for course credit. We investigated self-reported reasons why students chose to not participate in research, in spite of the potential incentive of earning extra credit. Our sample of Introduction to Psychology students indicated time and scheduling conflicts and motivational issues as the 2 main reasons for not participating. We discuss implications for researchers and instructors. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Scheduling, Student Motivation, Psychology, Courses, Surveys, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Educational Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Incentives, Researchers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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