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ERIC Number: EJ861014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Students' Motivation to Access Academic Advising Services
Henning, Marcus A.
NACADA Journal, v29 n1 p22-30 Spr 2009
The interrelationships between motivation for choosing a program of study, intention to access academic advisors, academic difficulty, and actual appointments with academic advisors were based on student self-reports of motivation and intentions. In addition, academic achievement measures and data on student access to academic advisors were obtained. Motivation level at the beginning of enrollment and academic difficulty at the end of the semester were not significantly related to intended or actual appointments with academic advisors. However, subtle trends indicate that students with higher levels of motivation, including those in academic difficulty, saw academic advisors more than did their less motivated peers. Notions of expectancy value, self-worth, goal orientation, and self-concept were the theoretical frameworks used in the analysis. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand