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Adams, Keith Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative, correlational research was to assess the relationship between academic motivation and sport motivation among NCAA Division I student athletes enrolled at colleges and universities in the southern and western regions of the United States. The theoretical foundation was based on the Self-Determination Theory. The…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, Correlation, Geographic Regions, Self Determination
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Jung, Jae Yup – Research in Higher Education, 2013
This study developed and tested two models that examined the decision-making processes of adolescents relating to entry into university, in terms of the extent to which they may be amotivated and undecided. The models incorporated variables derived from self-determination theory, expectancy-value theory, and research on occupational indecision. A…
Descriptors: College Choice, Models, Student Motivation, High School Students
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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This study developed and tested a new model of the cognitive processes associated with occupational/career indecision for gifted adolescents. A survey instrument with rigorous psychometric properties, developed from a number of existing instruments, was administered to a sample of 687 adolescents attending three academically selective high schools…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice, Academically Gifted
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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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Papaioannou, Athanasios; Milosis, Dimitrios; Gotzaridis, Christos – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This quasi-experimental study evaluated the effects on students' autonomous motivation and satisfaction from a program integrating physics concepts in physical education. Method: A total of 487 students (age 13 [plus or minus] 1) participated in the study. The participants were students participating in physical education classes divided…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Physics, Physical Education, Student Motivation
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Graciani Hidajat, Helga; Hanurawan, Fattah; Chusniyah, Tutut; Rahmawati, Hetti – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Academic motivation has been a mushrooming issue in educational research. Geared under social cognitive theory, this study was designed to investigate the dynamics of students' academic motivation. A qualitative approach and a grounded theory were employed in this study. One-hundred-and-two students (henceforth, participants) from teacher training…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Social Cognition, Academic Achievement
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Brown-Wright, Lynda; Tyler, Kenneth M.; Stevens-Watkins, Danelle; Thomas, Deneia; Mulder, Shambra; Hughes, Travonia; Stevens-Morgan, Ruby; Roan-Belle, Clarissa; Gadson, Nadia; Smith, La Toya – Urban Education, 2013
The current study examined the association between home-school dissonance and academic cheating among 344 high school juniors and seniors at two urban high schools. Students completed two subscales of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scale (PALS) and one subscale of the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS). Analyses revealed that home-school…
Descriptors: Cheating, Measures (Individuals), Comparative Analysis, Student Motivation
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Ariani, Dorothea Wahyu – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Anxiety is a natural thing and can happen to everyone; it is a reaction to the inability to overcome problems or lack of security. However, excessive anxiety can impede one's function in life. Anxiety experienced by students can also hinder them in performing better. Setting goals that are difficult to achieve can cause students to experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Economics Education
Ferguson, Heather Loraine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Problem: Higher education serves many stakeholders including students, parents, faculty, staff, university administrators, and other contributors. Those stakeholders are all linked with one purpose: the success of the student. That success or failure is most commonly measured by achievement through grade point average (GPA). The academic demands…
Descriptors: Motivation, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Butz, Amanda R.; Spencer, Kimberly; Thayer-Hart, Nancy; Cabrera, Ivan E.; Byars-Winston, Angela – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the motivation of research mentors to address race/ethnicity in their research mentoring relationships, using self-determination theory as a conceptual framework. Mentors from science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields primarily in the biological sciences (N = 115) were asked to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Motivation, Race, Ethnicity
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Kim, Moo Song; Cardinal, Bradley J. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine differences in students' physical activity motivation, competence, and weekly exercise metabolic equivalent units (METs) between universities with different physical activity education (PAE) policy arrangements (ie, a required PAE vs. an elective PAE). Participants: Participants (N = 953) were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Required Courses, Elective Courses
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Burgueño, Rafael; Sicilia, Alvaro; Medina-Casaubón, Jesús; Alcaraz-Ibañez, Manuel; Lirola, María-Jesús – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
Our objective was to test the factorial validity of the different versions (TSES-24, TSES-12, and TSES-11) of the Teacher's Sense of Efficacy Scale in Spanish preservice teachers'. The participants were 358 preservice teachers. The confirmatory factor analysis showed inadequate fit indexes for both TSES-24 and TSES-12 but adequate fit indexes for…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Spanish
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Mielniczuk, Emilia; Laguna, Mariola – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2017
Purpose: Based on the self-determination theory and the model of action phases, the present study aims to provide insight into motivational factors that are important for training initiation. It investigates the relations between three types of motivation (intrinsic, extrinsic and amotivation) and training initiation: intention to initiate new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Training, Self Determination
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Imran, Rabia; Allil, Kamaal; Mahmoud, Ali Bassam – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the path of motivation leading to organizational commitment resulting in reduced turnover intentions (TIs). It examines the relationship between dimensions of motivation (amotivation, introjected regulations (IRs) and intrinsic motivation (IM)) with dimensions of commitment (affective, normative and…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Intention, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Motivation
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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
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