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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