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Liu, Yujuan; Ferrell, Brent; Barbera, Jack; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Fundamentally concerned with motivation, self-determination theory (SDT) represents a framework of several mini-theories to explore how social context interacts with people's motivational types categorized by degree of regulation internalization. This paper aims to modify an existing theory-based instrument (Academic Motivation Scale, or AMS) and…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Science Education, Self Determination, Test Validity
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Akpur, Ugur – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the predictive and explanatory relationship model between procrastination, motivation, anxiety and academic achievement of university students. Research Methods: In this study, a causal research design was used. The study group consisted of 211 participants. In order to determine their motivation…
Descriptors: Models, Time Management, Student Motivation, Anxiety
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Broadbent, Jaclyn – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Previous studies have investigated the association between the frequency of student learning management system (LMS) use (logins, discussion board use, resources used, etc.) and academic achievement. These studies indicate that low LMS use by students is likely to result in less academic success. However, these models fail to take into account…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Success, Self Efficacy, Integrated Learning Systems
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Bailey, Thomas Hamilton; Phillips, Lisa J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
High rates of mental illness among students and discontinuation with university studies are regularly reported. The current study sought to explore relationships between motivation, university adaptation and indicators of mental health and well-being and academic performance of 184 first-year university students (73% female, mean age?=?19.3…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Adjustment, Well Being, Academic Achievement
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Kontas, Hakki – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of an education-themed movie on the academic motivation of teacher candidates and their attitude towards teaching profession. The study was carried out in the fall term in 2014-2015 academic year with the participation of 89 teacher candidates (53 in experimental group and 36 for control group).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation
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von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Schultz, Brandon K.; Draughn, Jeremy D. – School Psychology International, 2015
Educational accountability policies have led to a growth in the use of high-stakes examinations for a number of important educational decisions, including the evaluation of teacher effectiveness. As such, educators are under increasing pressure to raise student test performance. In an attempt to prepare students for a high-stakes exam, teachers…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, High Stakes Tests, College Students, Student Motivation
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Çetin, Baris – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
Our aim was to determine whether learning approaches and academic motivation together predict academic success of classroom teaching students. The sample of the study included 536 students (386 female, 150 male) studying at the Classroom Teaching Division of Canakkale 18 Mart University. Our research was designed as a prediction study. Data was…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Cokley, Kevin – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2015
The factor structure of the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) was examined with a sample of 578 Black college students. A confirmatory factor analysis of the AMS was conducted. Results indicated that the hypothesized seven-factor model did not fit the data. Implications for future research with the AMS are discussed.
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Student Motivation
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Lane, Forrest C.; Martin, Georgianna L.; Thompson, Ken – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2015
Transfer students make up a significant portion of the student body in higher education today; yet, representation of their college experiences and outcomes in the literature seems sparse. This study explored transfer students to determine whether their level of engagement and belonging in college was related to their academic motivation. We…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Sense of Community, Achievement Need
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Spittle, Sharna; Spittle, Michael – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study explored the reasons for pre-service teachers choosing to specialise in primary physical education and how these choices related to their motivation. Pre-service teachers who then elected to specialise in primary physical education (n = 248) completed the Attractors and Facilitators for Physical Education (AFPE) questionnaire and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education
Boone, Timothy Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Evidence suggests that many adult learners have not developed the competencies needed to fully function effectively in today's society. Questions remain, however, on the levels of influence exerted on self-direction and motivation among this population. The purpose of this correlational study using a multiple measurements assessment approach was…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Student Motivation, Private Colleges
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Kinzie, Jillian – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
The essay examines the variety of research methods and measures used in the first-year experience and students-in-transition field over the past 25 years. Interrogating the extant research, Kinzie explores whether the methods and analytic processes most commonly employed are adequate to advance our understanding of complex issues in the field. The…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Scholarship, Educational Research, Mixed Methods Research
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Koseoglu, Yaman – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
The Self Determination Theory has identified various types of motivation along a continuum from weakest to strongest. Yet, until recently, no reliable method existed to measure accurately the strength of motivation along this continuum. Vallerand et al. (1992) developed the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) to measure the validity of the Self…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis
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Horyna, Brittney; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Education, 2012
The current study examined the relationship between the variables: school size, motivation, and college attendance to determine if the size of a student's high school, along with his/her motivational tendencies, influenced the student's choice to pursue a college education. Data was gathered from college students attending a small mid-west…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Enrollment, College Attendance, Incentives