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Hansen, Mark David – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Developmental psychologists have long known that students are less interested in school and academic tasks with each additional year in school (Eccles & Midgely, 1989). In addition, they know that the most effective predictor of motivation at any age is self-efficacy, a student's perception of his/her academic ability in a specific domain. Factors…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, Self Efficacy
Pedescleaux, Jonell – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate non-cognitive motivational factors as indicators of academic achievement of male athletes and male non-athletes as measured by a secondary data analysis of the College Student Inventory (CSI) from Fall 2003 to Fall 2005. Deci and Ryan's (2000) self-determination theory provided the conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Athletes, Motivation
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Barna, Jennifer S.; Brott, Pamelia E. – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
The researchers explored the relationship between elementary school counselors' motivational orientation, perceptions of importance and levels of implementation of Academic and Personal/Social Standards as a strategy for supporting academic achievement. Responses from 212 elementary school counselors confirm both types of Standards as being highly…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Elementary Schools, Motivation
Burns, Ellie Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Attrition at any level of post-secondary education is costly to the institution and the students. At the doctoral level, students are often funding their education through personal finances while balancing the demands of their careers and families. The time to complete the doctoral degree is growing steadily and 40-60% of students are making the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Models
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Thompson, Margareta; Beymer, Patrick – Support for Learning, 2015
Motivation is a subject that is constantly discussed in the field of education. Teachers are taught not only to teach their students, but to motivate them to want to learn. As students get older, intrinsic motivation tends to decrease; therefore it becomes more difficult for teachers to motivate students (Ryan and Deci, 2000a). According to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Student Needs
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Bourgeois, Steven J.; Boberg, John Eric – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
A substantial body of research has shown that academic intrinsic motivation/cognitive engagement decreases from grades three through eight (Lepper, Corpus, & Iyengar, 2005). This phenomenon is troubling if education is to be viewed as a process through which learning goals become gradually internalized and connected with one's sense of self.…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Self Determination
Deibler, Matthew Edwin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the motivation and amotivation to read of 9th-12th grade adolescents in a large semi-urban high school in southwestern North Carolina. The principal theory guiding this study is Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991, 1994, 2000) as it explicates three universal human needs…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Self Determination, Reading Motivation
Nazaire, Maude – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Few studies have been conducted in postsecondary settings on self-advocacy training programs designed to assist students with disabilities (SWD) in developing their self-advocacy skills. Likewise, little is known of the SWD officers' view of the importance of self-advocacy training at the university level. Grounded in self-determination theory…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Program Effectiveness
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Kiemer, Katharina; Gröschner, Alexander; Kunter, Mareike; Seidel, Tina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The present study investigates whether productive classroom discourse in the form of instructional and motivational classroom discourse (Turner et al., "Journal of Educational Psychology" 94: 88-106, 2002) provides a supportive social context for students that fosters the fulfilment of the basic psychological needs of autonomy and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Psychological Needs, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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O'Shea, Amber; Meyer, Rachel H. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Students with disabilities experience unique challenges in college. Whereas universities offer support services to students with disabilities, students typically must disclose their disability in order to utilize such services. One important distinction regarding the disclosure of disabilities concerns the visibility of the disability, as students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Qualitative Research, Disabilities
Gobel, Peter; Kano, Makimi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Digital storytelling projects provide a variety of opportunities for learning in the language classroom, but along with these opportunities come a number of challenges for both pedagogy and technology. This presentation describes an ongoing multi-method study into factors involved in task-based learning using digital storytelling. Using intact…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Performance Factors, Electronic Publishing, Statistical Analysis
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Allaire, Stéphane; Thériault, Pascale; Gagnon, Vincent; Lalancette, Evelyne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
This study documents to what extent writing on a blog in a networked learning environment could influence the affective variables of elementary-school students' writing. The framework is grounded more specifically in theory of self-determination (Deci & Ryan, 1985), relationship to writing (Chartrand & Prince, 2009) and the transactional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Dinçer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas – English Language Teaching, 2013
This study aimed to explore pre-service English teachers' perceptions of teaching speaking in Turkey, the importance they give to this language skill, and their self-evaluation of their speaking competence. With case design and maximum variation sampling approach, seven pre-service English teachers' beliefs about speaking skills were gathered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Waaler, Rune; Halvari, Halgeir; Skjesol, Knut; Bagoien, Tor Egil – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The authors tested a self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000) process model of subjective wellbeing among students at Norwegian Folk High Schools. In this model the authors hypothesized that students' intrinsic goal progress expectancy in the chosen study activity and perceived autonomy support from teachers would be positively associated…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Well Being, Goal Orientation
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Kaplan, Haya; Madjar, Nir – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Promoting pro-environmental behaviours (PEBs) among students is a major concern for educators. The present article presents an educational program based on a self-determination theory framework (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000) and a study demonstrating that working according to the theoretical principles presented in the program leads to the desired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Collectivism, Student Attitudes
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