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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
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Edwards, Ordene V. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The study differentiates between two types of performance approach goals (competence demonstration performance approach goal and normative performance approach goal) by examining their unique effects on self-efficacy, interest, and fear of failure. Seventy-nine students completed questionnaires that measure performance approach goals,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Fear, Failure
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Barrows, Jennifer; Dunn, Samantha; Lloyd, Carrie A. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
A student's level of self-efficacy and test anxiety directly impacts their academic success (Abdi, Bageri, Shoghi, Goodarzi, & Hosseinzadeh, 2012; Hassanzadeh, Ebrahimi, & Mahdinejad, 2012). When a student doubts themself and their own ability to test well, the students' sole focus becomes worrying about poor grades and cannot focus on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Test Anxiety, Questionnaires