ERIC Number: EJ897862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Motivation, Volition and Belief Change Strategies to Improve Mathematics Learning
Kim, C.; Keller, J. M.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v26 n5 p407-420 Oct 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of motivation, volition and belief change strategies, implemented with personal and group email messages, on students' attitudes, study habits and achievement in a calculus course for non-mathematics majors. Eighty four undergraduates enrolled in a calculus course received emails over a period of 8 weeks. The results indicated that there were negative trends in participants' attitudes towards mathematics except for the group receiving belief change strategies with personal messages. There were also negative trends in participants' study habits except for the group receiving motivation, volition and belief change strategies with personal messages. No single group over any other showed improvement in achievement. Explanations for the findings, limitations of the study and implications and possibilities for future studies are discussed.
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Study Habits, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change, Calculus, Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Motivation, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Negative Attitudes, Attitude Change, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Intention, Electronic Mail
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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