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Chang, Chiung-Sui; Chen, Jui-Fa; Chen, Fei-Ling – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
In an educational environment, instructors would always think of ways to provide students with motivational learning materials and efficient learning strategies. Hence, many researchers have proposed that students' problem-solving ability enhances their learning. Problem-solving ability plays an important role for users in dealing with problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Computer Science Education, Problem Solving
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Ocak, Gurbuz; Yamac, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The aim of current study was to examine predictor and explanatory relationships between fifth graders' self-regulated learning strategies, motivational beliefs, attitudes towards mathematics, and academic achievement. The study was conducted on a sample of 204 students studying in the primary schools of Afyonkarahisar province. Motivated…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Correlation
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Farrell, James; Hardin, Cindy – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2014
With the rapid growth in online MBA programs, many traditional schools are seeking ways to differentiate their course offerings to avoid them becoming commoditized by the market. For some institutions this involves pulling away from traditional course offerings, and moving towards cross-disciplinary offerings. For many faculty members, this can be…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Behavioral Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Environment
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Sutantoputri, Novita W.; Watt, Helen M. G. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Relationships between cultural factors (ethnicity and religiosity) and dimensions of students' attributions for their success and failure (locus of control, stability, personal control and external control), along with motivational goals (learning, performance approach, performance avoidance, and work avoidance), self-efficacy, intelligence…
Descriptors: Motivation, Attribution Theory, College Students, Ethnicity
Alkharusi, Hussain – Online Submission, 2013
The present study aims at deriving correlational models of students' perceptions of assessment tasks, motivational orientations, and learning strategies using canonical analyses. Data were collected from 198 Omani tenth grade students. Results showed that high degrees of authenticity and transparency in assessment were associated with positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alkharusi, Hussain – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
The present study aims at deriving correlational models of students' perceptions of assessment tasks, motivational orientations, and learning strategies using canonical analyses. Data were collected from 198 Omani tenth grade students. Results showed that high degrees of authenticity and transparency in assessment were associated with positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Eryilmaz, Ali; Aypay, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to describe the motivational factors of pre-service teachers' school-based learning. The study group comprised of 99 pre-service teachers in Eskisehir, Turkey. 53 of them (19 males and 34 females) were history teachers; and 46 of them (25 males and 22 females) were mathematics pre-service teachers. Data was collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Motivation
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Tanriseven, Isil; Dilmac, Bulent – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the exploratory and predictive relationships between secondary school students' human values and their motivational beliefs and self-regulated learning strategies and thus to test the relevant model was developed. A correlational filed study was used in this research. The sample of the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Values, Beliefs
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Liu, Liangxing – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study mainly investigates the motivational characteristics of Chinese college students learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP). By critically examining and comparing Gardner's (1985) Integrative-Instrumental model and the Self-determination Theory (SDT) by Deci and Ryan(1985), the researcher finds out that the latter one is more…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, English for Special Purposes
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Nash, Catherine – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
This paper outlines the benefits to distance education teachers of formatting a weekly online newsletter in accordance with motivational learning theory. It reflects on the delivery of weekly AIM newsletters to undergraduate economics students at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand via Moodle. The acronym, AIM, stands for Academic content,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Distance Education, Learning Theories, Motivation Techniques
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Onemli, Mehmet; Yondem, Zeynep Deniz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of psychoeducational group study regarding self regulation in learning on motivational beliefs and academic success of students. Pre and post tests with control group design were used in this study. Participants of the study consisted of 10th grade students at Anatolian High School.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychoeducational Methods, Self Management, Student Motivation
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Yeung, Alexander S.; Tay, Eng Guan; Hui, Chenri; Lin, Jane Huiling; Low, Ee-Ling – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Digital technology (DT) has a significant role to play in modern education. This study examined motivational goals of student teachers in initial teacher education in Singapore and the influences of goals on their use of DT personally and in the classroom. The participants (N = 312) responded to a survey about their motivational goals (learning…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Use Studies, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Motivation
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Imhof, Margarete; Spaeth-Hilbert, Tatjana – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Based on a cognitive motivational process model of learning, the impact of studying behavior on learning outcome is investigated. First-year students (N = 488) participated in the study. Two research questions were addressed: (1) Can cognitive-motivational variables and objective study behavior predict individual learning? (2) Which factors drive…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Role, Self Concept, At Risk Students
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Alkhausi, Hussain Ali; Al-Yahmadi, Hamad; Al-Kalbani, Muna; Clayton, David; Al-Barwani, Thuwayba; Al-Sulaimani, Humaira; Neisler, Otherine; Khan, Mohammad Athar – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study investigated predictors of first-year university grade point average (GPA) using academic and nonacademic variables. Data were collected from 1511 Omani students selected conveniently from the population of students entering Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Fall 2010. Variables considered in the analysis were general education diploma…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen
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Vafai, Maliheh Mansuripur – CATESOL Journal, 2016
This article reports on an empirical case study centering on adult ESL learners' motivational patterns for learning English and its relevance to their career goals. It looks at past patterns of immigrant insertion within the socioeconomic context of the US and explores current trends in adult ESL curriculum development focused on the task of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Development
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