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Ibrahim, Hamdi H. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students look for evidence of service quality when selecting a university to attend. Student dissatisfaction with the quality of service may reduce student motivation in online higher-education settings, and low levels of motivation may lead to inferior student performance and a persistently high dropout rate. The purpose of this quantitative,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation, Higher Education, Dropout Rate
Koukounas, Susan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether high student accountability and formative assessment affected student motivation, learning and resource management strategies, and achievement in developmental algebra I. The setting was a fifteen-week semester at a community college in suburban New York. Two sections of developmental algebra I…
Descriptors: Accountability, Formative Evaluation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
Rush, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Universities are challenged with finding ways to motivate the increasing number of diverse students so that the largest number of students can be expected to succeed. University success is measured by retention and graduation rates, which affect profit. A lack of academic motivation among increasingly diverse students influences student retention,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, College Students, Gender Differences
Chapman, Debra Laier – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Advances in technology and changes in educational strategies have resulted in the integration of technology into the classroom. Multimedia instructional tools (MMIT) have been identified as a way to provide student-centered active-learning instructional material to students. MMITs are common in introductory computer applications courses based on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Introductory Courses
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
Pittman, Candice Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the impact of motivation on students' participation and academic performance in distance learning. Distance learning continues to grow in popularity as more and more students enroll in distance education courses. These courses require more responsibility on the part of the student. Some students are unaware of the amount of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Distance Education
Worthley, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In a national context of high failure rates in freshman calculus courses, the purpose of this study was to understand who is struggling, and why. High failure rates are especially alarming given a local environment where students have access to a variety of academic, and personal, assistance. The sample consists of students at Colorado State…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Freshmen, Calculus, College Mathematics
Mahlberg, Jamie Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the hypothesis that mastery orientation would increase for college students enrolled in courses that incorporated self-assessment. Early in the spring 2013 semester, 216 community college students enrolled in 16 different general education and developmental courses volunteered to participate and completed a demographic/goal…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Formative Evaluation, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship among learning motivation, engagement behaviors, and performance of undergraduate students. 178 junior students are surveyed from five colleges at a four-year research university in Taiwan. The scales of motivation, engagement, and perceived learning outcomes are adapted from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
Parlett, Deborah K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student motivation is a key factor in determining whether college students are successful in their academic careers and, ultimately their professional careers. Motivation is an internal drive within a person to move to action to complete a task. Student motivation encompasses self-regulation, determination, and efficacy. It is important for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Curriculum Development, Nursing Students
Obrentz, Shari B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As the number of college students studying science continues to grow, it is important to identify variables that predict their success. The literature indicates that motivation and learning strategy use facilitate science success. Research findings show these variables can change throughout a semester and differ by performance level, gender and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement, Females, Grade Point Average
Ahmad, Khuloud Nasser – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A reexamination of the traditional instruction of introductory computer science (CS) courses is becoming a necessity. Introductory CS courses tend to have high attrition rates and low success rates. In many universities, the CS department suffered from low enrollment for several years compared to other majors. Multiple studies have linked these…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses, Nonmajors
Nordstrom, Donna E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to address the gap in the current literature on community college students in basic math courses by examining motivational, parental and cultural factors as predictors of achievement and persistence of students enrolled in basic skills mathematics courses at a community college. More specifically, this study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Two Year College Students, Parent Influence
Strunk, Kamden K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Scope and Method of Study: The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of time-related academic behavior (i.e., procrastination and timely engagement) in the academic context. Specifically, this study aimed to build a new model for understanding these behaviors in a motivational framework by using motivational orientation to frame these…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Time Management, Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation
Santarosa, Stephanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This exploratory study uses the 15 scales of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) to examine how traditional-aged college students in their first year of college compare with those who have persisted to their second year. In addition, the relationship of students' motivation levels and use of learning strategies with student…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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