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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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Chue, Kah Loong; Nie, Youyan – Journal of International Students, 2016
Psychological factors contribute to motivation and learning for international students as much as teaching strategies. 254 international students and 144 local students enrolled in a private education institute were surveyed regarding their perception of psychological needs support, their motivation and learning approach. The results from this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Alt, Dorit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students' pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Seminars, Correlation
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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
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
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