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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Clark, Lauren; Howell, Leah; Breen, Mishele – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
We surveyed 139 (88 traditional, 51 nontraditional) students on various motivational measures of self-determination, attribution, and expectancy-value to (a) investigate motivational differences by student status and (b) identify the motivational variables that best predict academic achievement by student status. Results of a multivariate analysis…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Nontraditional Students, Self Determination
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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Kestler, Jessica L. – College and University, 2014
A number of U.S. higher education institutions are converting from quarter-to semester-based academic calendars; in fall 2012, seventeen Ohio institutions did so. Over a two-year time period, college student samples were recruited from a large, public, urban, Midwestern university that was undergoing a transition from a quarter-based to a…
Descriptors: Semester System, Quarter System, Transitional Programs, College Students
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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Edwards, Ordene V.; Dai, Ting – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Many scholars have argued that motivation is dynamic and malleable across time and contexts. In this article, we investigated changes in undergraduates' task value and self-efficacy across an academic semester. Sixty three undergraduate students completed the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire across five time points in their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires