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Ates, Hüseyin; Saylan, Asli – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service science teachers' academic motivation and academic self-efficacy toward biology. The sample consisted of 369 pre-service science teachers who enrolled in the faculty of education of two universities in Turkey. Data were collected through Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) (Glynn & Koballa,…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Ability
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Bedel, Emine Ferda – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study is designed to explore academic motivation, academic self-efficacy and attitudes toward teaching in pre-service early childhood education teachers and to investigate the relationships among those variables. Data were gathered through questionnaires administered to 251 pre-service early childhood education teachers. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Jungert, Tomas; Koestner, Richard – Educational Psychology, 2015
Research has shown that autonomy support has positive effects on academic development, but no study has examined how systemising cognitive orientation is related to important outcomes for science students, and how it may interact with autonomy support. This prospective investigation considered how systemising and support from teachers and parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Parent Influence, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Koludrovic, Morana; Ercegovac, Ina Reic – World Journal of Education, 2017
In Croatia, another comprehensive reform of the education system is being implemented. Although it proposes a number of reforms to the school system, we think that providing better training to future teachers during their studies would further contribute to the quality of education. The initial education of elementary and high school teachers is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation
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Komarraju, Meera – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Differences in students' academic self-efficacy and motivation were examined in predicting preferred teacher traits. Undergraduates (261) completed the Teaching Behavior Checklist, Academic Self-Concept scale, and Academic Motivation scale. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that academic self-efficacy and extrinsic motivation explained…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Incentives, Caring
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von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Schultz, Brandon K.; Draughn, Jeremy D. – School Psychology International, 2015
Educational accountability policies have led to a growth in the use of high-stakes examinations for a number of important educational decisions, including the evaluation of teacher effectiveness. As such, educators are under increasing pressure to raise student test performance. In an attempt to prepare students for a high-stakes exam, teachers…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, High Stakes Tests, College Students, Student Motivation
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Alt, Dorit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students' pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Seminars, Correlation