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Bembenutty, Hefer; Karabenick, Stuart A.; McKeachie, Wilbert J.; Lin, Yi-Guang – 1998
This study examined the relationship between academic delay of gratification (ADOG) and college students' use of action control. College students (n=113) at a large midwestern university completed the academic delay of gratification scale developed by the authors and the motivated strategies for learning questionnaire, which included an adaptation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Delay of Gratification, Goal Orientation
Lin, Yi-Guang; McKeachie, Wilbert J. – 1999
This paper investigates the joint effects of intrinsic and extrinsic goals on college students' learning in an introductory psychology course, a biology course, and several social science courses. The study questioned whether higher levels of motivation lead to better student performance. College students were surveyed using the Intrinsic Goal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Objectives, Higher Education