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Gutierrez, Daniel; Foxx, Sejal P.; Kondili, Elvita – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This randomized controlled trial examines the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing (MI) group on the academic motivation of students at an alternative school (N = 43). Findings demonstrated that MI groups are effective in increasing extrinsic motivation, whereas both the waiting list control and study skills comparison group did not…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Student Motivation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Affuso, Gaetana; Bacchini, Dario; Miranda, Maria Concetta – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of school-related parental monitoring (SR-PM), self-determined motivation, and academic self-efficacy to academic achievement across time. The authors hypothesized that SR-PM would affect academic achievement indirectly via its effects on self-determined motivation and academic self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Usta, H. Gonca – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The relationship between individuals' academic success, motivation and self-confidence and self-efficacy levels cannot be ignored. The aim of this study is to develop and test a theoretical model considering the relationship between academic motivation, self-confidence and self-efficacy levels in transition from middle school to high school. For…
Descriptors: Correlation, Scores, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
Livingston, Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Using self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985) as the theoretical framework, this study explored how high-school GPA and motivation contributed to academic performance and persistence among students enrolled in developmental-education courses during the fall of 2016 at a two-year technical college in the Midwest. A non-random purposive…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Zhang, Bo; Li, Yi Ming; Li, Jian; Li, Ye; Zhang, Houcan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Self-determination theory (SDT) has contributed greatly to our understanding of human motivation. Based on SDT, the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) was developed to assess students' motivation to learn. AMS has been successfully applied to the educational context in Western cultures. However, no psychometrically validated version is available in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Likert Scales, Construct Validity
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Akin Kösterelioglu, Meltem; Kösterelioglu, Ilker – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aims to identify the effects of high school students' perceptions of school life quality on their academic motivation levels. The study was conducted on a sample of high school students (n = 2371) in Amasya Province in the fall semester of 2013-2014 academic year. Study sample was selected with the help of cluster sampling method. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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McKay, Michael T.; Harvey, Séamus A. – Child Care in Practice, 2015
Alcohol use among adolescents is associated with both short-term (truancy, illness, trouble with police) and long-term (dependence, unemployment) negative consequences. Moreover, because of its developmental nature, adolescent drinking behaviour is difficult to accurately assess. Individual-level scholastic variables and alcohol outcome…
Descriptors: Drinking, Adolescents, Correlation, Student Motivation
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Jungert, Tomas; Koestner, Richard – Educational Psychology, 2015
Research has shown that autonomy support has positive effects on academic development, but no study has examined how systemising cognitive orientation is related to important outcomes for science students, and how it may interact with autonomy support. This prospective investigation considered how systemising and support from teachers and parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Parent Influence, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Lim, Siew Yee; Chapman, Elaine – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) is a comprehensive and widely used instrument for assessing motivation based on the self-determination theory. Currently, no such comprehensive instrument exists to assess the different domains of motivation (stipulated by the self-determination theory) in mathematics education at the pre-tertiary level (grades…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Motivation
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Alfaro, Edna C.; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2015
This study examined whether longitudinal trajectories of academic support from mothers, fathers, and teachers predicted trajectories of Latino adolescents' (N = 323) academic motivation. Findings indicated those boys' perceptions of mothers' and fathers' academic support and girls' perceptions of mothers' academic support declined throughout high…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Hispanic American Students, Student Motivation, Prediction
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Ünal-Karagüven, M. Hülya – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
Academic motivation and test anxiety have been still adduced for low performance of students by educators. To know the factors that have an effect on students' academic motivation and test anxiety levels can be helpful to improve students' academic performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of demographic variables and…
Descriptors: Motivation, Test Anxiety, Self Determination, High School Students
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Guay, Frédéric; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Litalien, David; Valois, Pierre; Vallerand, Robert J. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2015
In this research, the authors examined the construct validity of scores of the Academic Motivation Scale using exploratory structural equation modeling. Study 1 and Study 2 involved 1,416 college students and 4,498 high school students, respectively. First, results of both studies indicated that the factor structure tested with exploratory…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Construct Validity, Learning Motivation, Measures (Individuals)
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Young-Jones, Adena; Fursa, Sophie; Byrket, Jacqueline S.; Sly, James S. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Bullying has become a prominent topic within education due to recent media headlines in the United States and abroad. The impact of these occurrences ripples beyond the bully and victim to include administrators, parents, and fellow students. While previous research has concluded bullying behaviors decrease as a child progresses in school, more…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, College Students
Simon, Rebecca A.; Aulls, Mark W.; Dedic, Helena; Hubbard, Kyle; Hall, Nathan C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Emotional Response