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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
Rogers, Rachel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
College matriculation rates are increasing but graduation rates are failing to parallel the increased enrollment. One reason for this discrepancy may be that many college students are unable to regulate their own learning. This dissertation examined the Self-Regulated Learning (SRL; Pintrich, 2004) model in students taking Statistics in Psychology…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, College Students, Research Methodology, Measures (Individuals)
Goosen, Rebecca A. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify cognitive and non-cognitive variables that will predict a student's ability to achieve success in the lowest level developmental mathematics course at San Jacinto College. The study examined the ability of cognitive variables (standardized entrance examinations, high school grade point average, and type of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations