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ERIC Number: EJ1011444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Motivation to Attend College in American and Chinese Students: Correlates with ADHD Symptomatology and Personality
Norvilitis, Jill M.; Reid, Howard M.; Ling, Sun; Chen, Sisi
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v25 n1 p93-111 2013
Data were analyzed from 178 American and 153 Chinese college students who participated in a study examining motivation to attend college. Students in the two countries reported similar motivations for attending college, with career and personal reasons being most important and helping family least important. Also, the study assessed the influence of symptoms of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the personality variables of originality and creativity, locus of control, curiosity, and childhood encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Results indicated that symptoms of ADHD, as well as childhood encouragement and curiosity, predicted motivations to attend college. (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.)
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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: China; United States