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ERIC Number: EJ866781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
Academic Attitudes and Psychological Well-Being of Black American Psychology Graduate Students
Uqdah, Aesha L.; Tyler, Kenneth M.; DeLoach, Chante
Negro Educational Review, v60 n1-4 p23-38 Spr-Win 2009
The goal of this study is to explore the relationships between academic self-concept, perception of competency in related domains, and academic motivation (intrinsic, extrinsic, and amotivation), and reported anxiety and depression among Black American psychology graduate students. The major research question asks whether there is a relationship among reports of motivation, perception of competence, and reported levels of anxiety and depression. Results indicated that higher academic self-concept and perception of competence in general, as well as academic, interpersonal, and leisure domains were related to lower depression scores. Intrinsic motivation was also found to be related to lower depression scores. Motivation to know (a type of intrinsic motivation) and identified motivation (a type of extrinsic motivation) were negatively correlated with anxiety. Hierarchical regression revealed that leisure competence predicted lower depression scores for participants. (Contains 3 tables and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale; Academic Self Concept Scale