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D'Lima, Gabrielle Maria; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Critical ethnic and gender gaps exist in college retention and graduation rates. Early achievement motivation may play an important role in student persistence. A sample of undergraduates completed surveys tapping motivation at the beginning (n = 591) and end (n = 232) of their first semester in college. African American and Caucasian students…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
Obrentz, Shari B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As the number of college students studying science continues to grow, it is important to identify variables that predict their success. The literature indicates that motivation and learning strategy use facilitate science success. Research findings show these variables can change throughout a semester and differ by performance level, gender and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement, Females, Grade Point Average