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Haakma, Ineke; Janssen, Marleen; Minnaert, Alexander – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Research on Self-Determination Theory has shown that teachers' need-supportive behaviour is associated with student motivation and engagement. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at increasing the motivation of students with congenital and acquired deafblindness by enhancing teachers' need-supportive…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Deaf Blind, Foreign Countries
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Stupnisky, Robert H.; Hall, Nathan C.; Daniels, Lia M.; Mensah, Emmanuel – Journal of Higher Education, 2017
With the aim of advancing the growing research literature on faculty development, a model of pretenure faculty success in teaching and research was proposed. Building from the early-career faculty literature and self-determination theory, we hypothesized that balance, clear expectations, and collegiality predict success by supporting autonomy,…
Descriptors: Models, Tenure, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Buckley, Jim; DeWille, Tabea; Exton, Chris; Exton, Geraldine; Murray, Liam – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Gamification is the use of game design elements in nongame contexts and has been shown to be effective in motivating behavior change. By seeing game elements as "motivational affordances," and formalizing the relationship between these elements and motivational affordances, it is the position of this article that gamification can be…
Descriptors: Games, Design, Educational Technology, Computer Software
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Jeno, Lucas M.; Adachi, Paul J. C.; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Vandvik, Vigdis; Deci, Edward L. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
From the lens of Self-Determination Theory, this study investigated the effects of a mobile application tool for identifying species on biology students' achievement and well-being. It was hypothesized that the mobile application, compared to a textbook, would enhance feelings of competence and autonomy and, in turn, intrinsic motivation, positive…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Well Being
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Ling, Lynette Tan Yuen – Online Learning, 2018
Gamification is an innovative pedagogical strategy where digital games are used in an educational setting and as an aid to learning. Recent publications on gamification in the classroom investigate the concept of "meaningful gamification," where, in line with Ryan and Deci's self-determination theory, competency, autonomy, and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Haakma, Ineke; Janssen, Marleen; Minnaert, Alexander – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: Research has indicated that need-supportive learning environments positively influence students' motivation. According to self-determination theory, a need-supportive learning environment is one in which teachers provide structure, autonomy support, and involvement, and thereby support their students' psychological needs for…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Motivation, Congenital Impairments, Deaf Blind
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to conduct a literature review on the motivational processes in a Sport Education curriculum model among high school-aged students using self-determination theory and achievement goal theory as theoretical frameworks. Literature for analysis was searched through electronic databases including Academic Research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Athletics
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Ünal-Karagüven, M. Hülya – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
Academic motivation and test anxiety have been still adduced for low performance of students by educators. To know the factors that have an effect on students' academic motivation and test anxiety levels can be helpful to improve students' academic performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of demographic variables and…
Descriptors: Motivation, Test Anxiety, Self Determination, High School Students
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Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Melville, Craig; Murray, Heather; Mitchell, Fiona – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The prevalence of obesity is higher in those with intellectual disabilities than the general population. The aim of the study was to understand the determinants of physical activity and dietary patterns in this population during their final year of school. Method: Qualitative data were generated from 10 interviews with adolescents with…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Physical Activities, Food, Eating Habits
Olguin, Javier E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was a quantitative point-biserial correlation analysis on students' motivation to go to college using the AMS-C28 survey instrument. The study implemented Self Determination Theory to explain the characteristics and traits of traditional and non traditional students' motivation to succeed in college after completing the freshmen…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Student Motivation, College Bound Students
Crawford, Amy K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to use Self-Determination Theory as a framework to analyze middle school mathematics teachers' motivation to attain effective professional development concerning Ohio's Learning Standards as well as other instructional aspects that affect the classroom. Teachers are exceptionally busy meeting…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Common Core State Standards, Standards, Phenomenology
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Narendran, Roshni; Almeida, Shamika; Coombes, Rebecca; Hardie, Geraldine; Quintana-Smark, Eunice; Zaher, Nabi; Wang, Hui-Ling; Chowdhury, Ahabab; Stevenson, Barry – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This study examines the influence of adopting a student-centered active learning approach based on self-determination theory (SDT) to develop independent and motivated first-year Australian business undergraduates. Existing literature demonstrates how active learning approaches can help to improve student motivation. However, there are no…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Curriculum Development, Blended Learning, Case Studies
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Gnambs, Timo; Hanfstingl, Barbara – Educational Psychology, 2016
Adolescents typically exhibit a marked decline in academic intrinsic motivation throughout their school careers. Following self-determination theory, it is hypothesised that traditional school environments insufficiently satisfy three basic psychological needs of youths during maturation, namely the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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Sun, Haichun; Li, Weidong; Shen, Bo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to review the literature relevant to learning in physical education (PE) according to the self-determination theory (SDT). In this literature review, we first provide an overview of SDT. Second, we discuss students' SDT-related motivational profiles in PE. Third, we illustrate the relationships among students'…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Theories, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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Parrish, Abigail; Lanvers, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper investigates the relationship between the decisions made by school leaders in England concerning their school policy for teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) post-14, and student motivation for MFL. Seventy head teachers, 119 heads of modern languages and 666 students aged 14-15 from schools in England took part in the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, School Policy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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