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Robinson, Kristy A.; Lee, You-kyung; Bovee, Emily A.; Perez, Tony; Walton, S. Patrick; Briedis, Daina; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This longitudinal study investigated development in expectancy for success (perceived competence), 3 types of task value (utility, interest, attainment), and 3 types of perceived cost (opportunity, effort, psychological) for engineering students during their first 2 years of college. Latent growth curve models indicated declines in expectancy and…
Descriptors: Success, Competence, Engineering Education, Grade Point Average
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Perez, Tony; Cromley, Jennifer G.; Kaplan, Avi – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
The current short-term longitudinal study investigated the role of college students' identity development and motivational beliefs in predicting their chemistry achievement and intentions to leave science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. We collected 4 waves of data over 1 semester from 363 diverse undergraduate STEM students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Beliefs
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Lazarides, Rebecca; Dicke, Anna-Lena; Rubach, Charlott; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Four topics were investigated in this longitudinal person-centered study: (a) profiles of subjective task values and ability self-concepts of adolescents in the domain of mathematics, (b) the stability of and changes to the profiles of motivational beliefs from Grade 7 to 12, (c) the relation of changes to student-perceived classroom…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment