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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Ginns, Paul; Papworth, Brad – Educational Psychology, 2017
We investigated academic buoyancy (a response to challenge) and adaptability (a response to change) among a sample of 12-16-year-olds in China (N = 3617) compared with same-aged youth from North America (N = 989) and the United Kingdom (UK; N = 1182). We found that Chinese students reported higher mean levels of buoyancy and adaptability. We also…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Guo, Jiesi; Marsh, Herbert W.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Parker, Philip D.; Kaur, Gurvinder – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
(This study examines the directionality of the associations among cognitive assets (IQ, academic achievement), motivational beliefs (academic self-concept, task values), and educational and occupational aspirations over time from late adolescence (Grade 10) into early adulthood (5 years post high school). Participants were from a nationally…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Academic Aspiration
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Rinfret, Natalie; Tougas, Francine; Beaton, Ann M.; Laplante, Joelle; Ngo Manguelle, Christiane; Lagacé, Marie Claude – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the links between grades, psychological disengagement mechanisms (discounting evaluative feedback and devaluing school), and motivation among female students in traditional and non-traditional career paths. We predicted that the association between grades and discounting is affected by the importance of…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Motivation, Females, High School Students
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Yu, Kai; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2014
Prior research has shown personal best (PB) goals to be significantly related to students' motivation, engagement and achievement. However, research thus far has investigated PB goals only among Western samples and it is unclear to what extent PB goals hold academic merit in the Asian context. It is also unclear whether PB goals explain variance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, Middle School Students
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Bernacki, Matthew L.; Byrnes, James P.; Cromley, Jennifer G. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2012
Studies examining students' achievement goals, cognitive engagement strategies and performance have found that achievement goals tend to predict classes of cognitive strategy use which predict performance on measures of learning. These studies have led to deeper theoretical understanding, but their reliance on self-report data limit the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Notetaking, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Chi, Una – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Building on self-determination theory, this study presents a model of intrinsic motivation and engagement as "active ingredients" in garden-based education. The model was used to create reliable and valid measures of key constructs, and to guide the empirical exploration of motivational processes in garden-based learning. Teacher- and…
Descriptors: Validity, Student Motivation, Gardening, Self Determination
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Kim, Jung-In; Chung, Hyewon – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
Informed by achievement goal orientation and self-determination theories, we explored the role of cultural/contextual factors on Korean students' achievement motivation. Specifically, we examined the role of the Korean middle school students' family orientation as a mediator between their perceptions of parent goals or motivating styles and their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation
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Kim, Jung-In; Schallert, Diane L.; Kim, Myoungsook – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Our goal was to identify how students' perceptions of their parents shape the kind and degree of motivational goal orientations that they adopt in their mathematics classroom, broadening the application of achievement goal orientation theory and self-determination theory to students in Korea. Two groups of students participated, one from a middle…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Achievement Need
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Sang, Guoyuan; Valcke, Martin; van Braak, Johan; Tondeur, Jo – Computers & Education, 2010
Student teachers should be prepared to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) into their future teaching and learning practices. Despite the increased availability and support for ICT integration, relatively few teachers intend to integrate ICT into their teaching activities (e.g., Ertmer, 2005). The available research has thus…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Path Analysis
Bean, John P. – 1981
A causal model to explain student attrition was tested at a major midwestern land-grant university with a sample of 1,513 full-time, unmarried freshmen who were 21 years old or younger. The causal model was reduced from 23 to 10 variables: an intent variable, three attitudinal variables, and two each of organizational, personal, and environmental…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Environment, College Freshmen, Decision Making
Bean, John P. – 1981
A model of student attrition was synthesized from psychological, sociological, and educational sources, and contains six sets of variables: background, organizational, personal, environmental, attitudinal, and intent to leave. The model was tested with 1,909 full-time and unmarried university freshmen at a major midwestern university. The sample…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Environment, College Freshmen, Decision Making