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ERIC Number: EJ964591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Effects of Motivation on Educational Attainment: Ethnic and Developmental Differences among First-Generation Students
Propero, Moises; Russell, Amy Catherine; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v11 n1 p100-119 Jan 2012
This study investigated differences in educational motivation among Hispanic and non-Hispanic first-generation students (FGS). Participants were 315 high school and college students who completed a revised academic motivation survey that measured participants' educational motivation (intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and amotivation). The study found that extrinsic and amotivation were significant predictors of grade point averages (GPAs) among FGS. In addition, high school FGS and Hispanic students were more likely to report higher intrinsic motivation than college FGS and non-Hispanic students. Implications for higher education are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A