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Schwan, Anna – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2021
Many secondary students in today's schools are indifferent or unmotivated to accomplish academic tasks. Given the intense focus on student achievement, students' amotivation can be devastating. Recognizing motivation and amotivation may be even more challenging now in the unique learning environments that the COVID pandemic has structured. The…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Karaca, Busra; Aydin, Solmaz – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The aim of the present study was to develop the Science Amotivation Scale (SAS) in order to determine amotivation levels among demotivated students in science classes as well as examine the reasons causing amotivation. The participants were 533 students (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) studying across secondary schools located in Kars city centre in…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Ilter, Ilhan – Journal of Theoretical Educational Science, 2021
This study aimed to determine whether academic amotivation predicts academic achievement in middle-school students. In addition, it was examined whether the students' academic amotivation levels differed by their gender. Study sample consisted of 342 eighth-grade students from middle-schools in Kahramanmaras city in Turkey. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students
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Lirola, María Jesús; Spray, Christopher M. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2021
Introduction: According to Self-Determination Theory, it is known that motivation is an essential factor for the adherence and enjoyment of exercise, generating long-lasting habits. The importance of generating such habits from an early age is a determining factor in the future health of people. The child and youth population invests a great…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Elementary School Students
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Balkis, Murat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to examine the mediation role of academic achievement and absenteeism in the relationship between multidimensional amotivation and intention to school dropout among Turkish high school students. The results have shown that multidimensional amotivation has direct and indirect effects on intention to school…
Descriptors: Intention, Learning Motivation, Dropout Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Oram, Rylee; Rogers, Maria; DuPaul, George – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2020
Recent research has shown that undergraduate students who experience both clinical and subclinical attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle academically. Furthermore, these students have cited academic amotivation as a factor in their academic difficulties. Self-determination theory (SDT) posits that a lack of motivation--known as…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation
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Gilchrist-Petty, Eletra – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2018
As a general education requirement, basic communication course instructors are afforded the unique opportunity to reach a variety of students. Because many students often are enrolled in the basic communication course out of necessity, student amotivation can transform what should be a dynamic and interactive classroom experience into a daunting…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Best Practices, Introductory Courses, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Perlman, Dana; Caputi, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of Sport Education on the constructs that facilitate amotivation. A total of 78 amotivated secondary students were engaged in a 15-lesson unit of badminton taught using the Sport Education or skill-drill-game approach. Constructs that facilitate amotivation were assessed using the Amotivation…
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletes, Physical Education, Secondary School Students
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
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Koka, Andre; Sildala, Heino – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by the conception that amotivation is a multidimensional construct, the present study aimed to evaluate gender as a moderator of relationships between different dimensions of perceived teachers' controlling behavior and amotivation in high school physical education. Method: A total of 419 students (246 girls and 173 boys) completed…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Physical Education
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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Two alternative versions of a model of the cognitive decision-making processes of gifted and talented adolescents associated with occupational or career indecision were tested in this study. A psychometrically rigorous survey instrument was used to collect data from 664 adolescents attending three academically selective high schools in Sydney,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Cognitive Processes, Academically Gifted
Deibler, Matthew Edwin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the motivation and amotivation to read of 9th-12th grade adolescents in a large semi-urban high school in southwestern North Carolina. The principal theory guiding this study is Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991, 1994, 2000) as it explicates three universal human needs…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Self Determination, Reading Motivation
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Jackson-Kersey, Rachel; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Physical educators have a responsibility to create a learning environment that is viewed as supportive of students' psychological needs and which helps reduce amotivation. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of students' perceived need support on four dimensions of amotivation in physical education (PE) ("deficiency in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychological Needs, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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Shen, Bo; Wingert, Robert K.; Li, Weidong; Sun, Haichun; Rukavina, Paul Bernard – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
Amotivation refers to a state in which individuals cannot perceive a relationship between their behavior and that behavior's subsequent outcome. With the belief that considering amotivation as a multidimensional construct could reflect the complexity of motivational deficits in physical education, we developed this study to validate an amotivation…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Construct Validity, Predictive Validity, Factor Structure
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Jackson-Kersey, Rachel; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Amotivation Inventory in Physical Education (AI-PE). In addition, the study sought to identify the relationships between students' amotivation, physical self-concept, and teacher ratings of National Curriculum attainment levels in PE. Students ("N" = 510) from a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Student Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis
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