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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
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
Kane, Eva Marie – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
The college student population in USA is predicted to increase from 13 million to 21 million between 2003-2015 (Strom & Storm, 2004). This increase along with the exponentially increasing cost of post-secondary education has caused an increase in the financial burden placed on students. Between 2000 and 2012, the two major post-secondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Experience, Financial Support, Student Motivation
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Hieb, Jeffrey L.; Lyle, Keith B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S.; Chariker, Julia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
At the University of Louisville, a large, urban institution in the south-east United States, undergraduate engineering students take their mathematics courses from the school of engineering. In the fall of their freshman year, engineering students take "Engineering Analysis I," a calculus-based engineering analysis course. After the…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Cho, Moon-Heum; Heron, Michele L. – Distance Education, 2015
Enrollment in online remedial mathematics courses has increased in popularity in institutions of higher learning; however, students unskilled in self-regulated learning (SRL) find online remedial mathematics courses particularly challenging. We investigated the role of SRL, specifically motivation, emotion, and learning strategies, in students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Mathematics Instruction
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Park, Seung Won; Huynh, Niem Tu – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
University students who do not declare geography as their major are at risk of poor motivation to learn in an introductory geography class. However, research exploring the role of non-majors' motivation is lacking. This study examines motivational factors impacting non-geography students' engagement and performance. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, World Geography, Nonmajors
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Ness, Bryan M.; Middleton, Michael J.; Hildebrandt, Michael J. – Journal of American College Health, 2015
Objectives: To examine the relationships between self-reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, perceived positive relations with others, self-regulation strategy use, and academic motivation among student service members/veterans (SSM/V) enrolled in postsecondary education. Participants: SSM/V (N = 214), defined as veterans, active…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Interpersonal Relationship, Independent Study
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Valle, Antonio; Núñez, José Carlos; Cabanach, Ramón G.; Rodríguez, Susana; Rosário, Pedro; Inglés, Cándido J. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The aim of the current study was to obtain information from students in higher education on different motivational profiles that resulted from the combination of three academic goals (i.e. learning goals (LG), performance-approach goals and performance-avoidance goals). Moreover, information related to the relevance of each goal within each…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives
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Radovan, Marko; Makovec, Danijela – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this research, we have examined the characteristics of university students' motivation and its connection with perceptions of the learning environment. Higher education teachers often find it challenging to decide how to organize their lectures and what instructional strategy they should use to be most effective. Therefore, we endeavoured to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Thomas, Jackie C., Jr.; Wolters, Christopher; Horn, Catherine; Kennedy, Heidi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
In this study, campus involvement, faculty mentorship, motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and utility value), and sense of belonging were examined as potential predictors of African-American college student academic persistence. Participants (n = 139) in the study were African-American college students from a large-urban university. Separate…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Urban Universities, Academic Persistence
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Juarez Collazo, Norma A.; Corradi, David; Elen, Jan; Clarebout, Geraldine – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Research has documented the use of tools in computer-based learning environments as problematic, that is, learners do not use the tools and when they do, they tend to do it suboptimally. This study attempts to disentangle cause and effect of this suboptimal tool use for experienced learners. More specifically, learner variables (metacognitive and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Use Studies
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Ackerman, Phillip L.; Kanfer, Ruth; Beier, Margaret E. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Prediction of academic success at postsecondary institutions is an enduring issue for educational psychology. Traditional measures of high-school grade point average and high-stakes entrance examinations are valid predictors, especially of 1st-year college grades, yet a large amount of individual-differences variance remains unaccounted for.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Educational Psychology
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Wang, Chih-Hsuan; Shannon, David M.; Ross, Margaret E. – Distance Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among students' characteristics, self-regulated learning, technology self-efficacy, and course outcomes in online learning settings. Two hundred and fifty-six students participated in this study. All participants completed an online survey that included demographic information, the modified…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Self Management, Self Efficacy, Outcomes of Education