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Siegle, Del; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Mitchell, Melissa S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Academic motivation is important for students' task persistence, academic performance, and college selection. The goal of this qualitative study was to understand academic motivation from the students' perspective. Focus group discussions with 28 university honors freshman revealed that students most often attributed their interest and motivation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen
Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gilson, Cindy M.; Villanueva, Merzili; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The present qualitative study was conducted in response to federal initiatives aimed at increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools in the United States; and to better understand STEM high school administrators', teachers', and students' perceptions of the characteristics of the curricular and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, STEM Education, Administrators, Secondary School Teachers