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Spittle, Sharna; Spittle, Michael – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study explored the reasons for pre-service teachers choosing to specialise in primary physical education and how these choices related to their motivation. Pre-service teachers who then elected to specialise in primary physical education (n = 248) completed the Attractors and Facilitators for Physical Education (AFPE) questionnaire and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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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
Mercer, Sean Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning motivation is a significant issue in online learning that is worthy of study to prevent academic performance issues from occurring. This study focuses on online learning motivation with the U.S. Army and their online learning experiences. To inform future organizational decisions with the goal of increasing overall student online…
Descriptors: Military Training, Military Personnel, Electronic Learning, Learning Motivation
Carranza, Renzo F.; Apaza, Effer E. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2015
The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between academic self-concept and academic motivation in young talents (Scholarship 18) at a Private University in Tarapoto city, Peru. The sample was obtained through a probabislitic sampling and there were 92 young talents, being 47.8% male and 52.2% female between 17 and 22 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, College Students, Private Colleges
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Saltan, Fatih – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate whether, and if so how, online case-based learning influence pre-service classroom teachers' self-confidence on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). To achieve the goal, a control group pretest-posttest quasi experimental design was used. Participants of the study consisted of 160 pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Esteem, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Brouse, Corey H.; Basch, Charles E.; LeBlanc, Michael; McKnight, Kelly R.; Lei, Ting – College Quarterly, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to describe college students' (n = 856) gender, year in school and source of tuition funding in relation to their academic motivation. The design was cross-sectional and used cluster sampling. The Academic Motivation Scale was used to measure students' intrinsic and extrinsic motivations as well as amotivation. Three…
Descriptors: College Students, Incentives, Student Motivation, Gender Differences
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Singh, Shashi; Singh, Ajay; Singh, Kiran – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Motivation plays a crucial role in learning. Motivation energizes the behavior of the individual. It also directs the behavior towards specific goals. It helps students acquire knowledge, develop social qualities, increase initiation, persist in activities, improve performance, and develop a sense of discipline. This paper aims to compare the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Incentives, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
Sheppard, Sonja P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the field of psychology, what motivates a person to achieve their goals has been vastly researched, particularly in looking at internal versus external factors. In education, using internal or intrinsic factors that can predict motivation is helpful as they facilitate goal attainment, such as earning a degree. Two factors (online self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Motivation, First Generation College Students, Self Efficacy
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Reynolds, Amy L.; Weigand, Matthew J. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2010
This study examined the relationships among academic and psychological attitudes and academic achievement of first-year students. The College Resilience Scale, the Academic Motivation Scale, the College Self-Efficacy Inventory, and the University Environment Scale were administered to 164 first-year undergraduate students enrolled at a large RU/VH…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy
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Barkoukis, Vassilis; Tsorbatzoudis, Haralambos; Grouios, George; Sideridis, Georgios – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2008
Self-determination theory provides an integrated conception of school- and academic motivation. The theory proposes a continuum comprising three types of motivation: intrinsic motivation (IM), extrinsic motivation (EM), and amotivation (AM), characterised by seven dimensions (IM = to know, to accomplish and to experience stimulation, EM = external…
Descriptors: Incentives, Predictive Validity, Factor Structure, Student Motivation
Karayigit, Cebrail – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Different types and levels of motivation can play an important role for graduate students to continue their studies. The current research study was one of the few studies that examined if domestic and international graduate students differ on their level of different motivational orientations to continue their education. This study employs a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Academic Persistence, Foreign Students
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Spittle, Michael; Jackson, Kevin; Casey, Meghan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This study explored the reasons people choose physical education teaching as a profession and investigated the relationship of these choices with motivation. Physical education pre-service teachers (n = 324) completed the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) and a measure of reasons for choosing physical education teaching. Confident interpersonal…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Incentives, Motivation
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Grouzet, Frederick M. E.; Otis, Nancy; Pelletier, Luc G. – Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2006
This study examined the measurement and latent construct invariance of the Academic Motivation Scale (Vallerand, Blais, Brier, & Pelletier, 1989; Vallerand et al., 1992, 1993) across both gender and time. An integrative analytical strategy was used to assess in one set of nested models both longitudinal and cross-gender invariance, and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Motivation, Sex, Time
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Demiroz, Hakan; Yesilyurt, Savas – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Limited studies have been conducted on the effects of reading motivation on recreational reading with a self-determination theory perspective. Thus, the present study aims to explore the motivational profiles of Turkish pre-service English teachers for recreational reading in English and the relationship between amount of reading, gender, grade,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), English Teachers
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Horyna, Brittney; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Education, 2012
The current study examined the relationship between the variables: school size, motivation, and college attendance to determine if the size of a student's high school, along with his/her motivational tendencies, influenced the student's choice to pursue a college education. Data was gathered from college students attending a small mid-west…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Enrollment, College Attendance, Incentives
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