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ERIC Number: EJ932471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Academic Motivation in Post-Secondary Students: Effects of Career Outcome Expectations and Type of Aspiration
Domene, Jose F.; Socholotiuk, Krista D.; Woitowicz, Lyndsay A.
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n1 p99-127 2011
Using a social cognitive theory framework, we examined the effects of career outcome expectations (COE) and aspiration to enter a science, technology, or math (STM) career on post-secondary academic motivation. Data were collected online from a sample of 380 post-secondary students in Canada and the United States. Analysis of covariance revealed that, compared to other post-secondary students, those with high COE and STM to be more intrinsically and extrinsically motivated in terms of their academics. Overall, the results suggested that expanding students' expectations of a successful career outcome and promoting interest in STM occupations may benefit their academic motivation. Limitations and implications are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States