ERIC Number: EJ1044330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
The Advisor and Instructor as a Dynamic Duo: Academic Motivation and Basic Psychological Needs
Burt, Tracie D.; Young-Jones, Adena D.; Yadon, Carly A.; Carr, Michael T.
NACADA Journal, v33 n2 p44-54 Fall 2013
Students learn in and out of a formal classroom, and instructors and academic advisors play key roles in academic motivation and learning. Therefore, through the lens of self-determination theory, we examined the ways perceived support from instructors and advisors relates to satisfaction of college students' basic psychological needs. Advisor and instructor support correlated with satisfaction of student needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Also, as hypothesized, instructor and advisor support predicted satisfaction of basic needs, but did so differently. Instructors and academic advisors create a dynamic duo that significantly contributes to satisfaction of basic psychological needs underlying motivation and achievement.
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Motivation, Academic Aspiration, Student Needs, Personal Autonomy, Competence, Faculty Advisers, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Student Relationship, Need Gratification, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Social Support Groups, Hypothesis Testing, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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