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Ronnel B. King; Luke K. Fryer – Educational Psychology Review, 2024
This special issue was motivated by the realization that student motivation is inherently complex and no single framework can capture it in its full richness. However, the current zeitgeist in educational psychology seems to explicitly discourage attempts at integration as researchers are incentivized to stay within their own theoretical camps. In…
Descriptors: Models, Motivation, Student Motivation, Educational Psychology
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Robert A. Griffin; Diana Mindrila – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
This study investigated reading motivation among teachers in PK-12 schools. Teachers (N = 1,052) from across the U.S. completed the Adult Reading Motivation Scale. Researchers used exploratory structural equation modeling and found five factors, namely Importance of Reading (IR), Reading for Recognition (RR), Reading for Occupational Effectiveness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Reading, Reading Motivation
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Chapman, Gary; Emambocus, Washad; Obembe, Demola – Journal of Education and Work, 2023
Higher education students are required to demonstrate value beyond their curricula achievements to secure jobs in increasingly competitive labour markets. Focusing on extracurricular activities as one-way students can do so, this paper uses a motivation perspective to examine what drives students to engage in extracurricular activities, and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Motivation
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Luis Angel Gil-Aciron – Interactive Learning Environments, 2024
So as to effectively personalize a game design and gamified experiences in a learning context, the psychological characteristics of the students must be inexorably considered. A rigorous search using scientific search engines was conducted in order to explore game user classification theories that can contribute to tailor game content. On the one…
Descriptors: Gamification, Personality Traits, Motivation, Educational Objectives
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Ya Xiao; Khe Foon Timothy Hew – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2024
Gamification has often been used to stimulate learner engagement via intangible rewards, such as virtual points and virtual badges, rather than material goods or benefits. However, not all learners value such intangible rewards; some express their desire to redeem intangible rewards for utilitarian resources or benefits. Although tangible rewards…
Descriptors: Students, Motivation, Rewards, Electronic Learning
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Kalyuga, Slava – Educational Psychology Review, 2023
Adopting an evolutionary approach to substantiate major characteristics of human cognitive architecture has been one of the major recent developments in cognitive load theory. According to this approach, human cognitive architecture is a natural information processing system which can be described by five general principles. This paper attempts to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Evolution, Epistemology
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Graeme J. Connolly – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2024
Highly successful athletes must learn how to optimize factors that facilitate flow and effectively manage factors that inhibit flow. This article explains what coaches can do to push the flow button and motivate athletes to have peak experiences and improved performance.
Descriptors: Athletics, Performance, Motivation, Athletes
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Vasudevan, Aishwarya; Ford, Elizabeth – Prevention Science, 2022
Strength training (ST) or resistance training is important in the development and maintenance of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in women of all ages; however, uptake of ST amongst women is low. To improve female musculoskeletal health, it is vital that more women are encouraged to participate in ST to maintain musculoskeletal integrity.…
Descriptors: Motivation, Barriers, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities
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Stefanie Rach; Stanislaw Schukajlow – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2024
Expectancy-value models assume that task values play an important role in engaging successfully with the learning content. However, teacher education students in mathematics only value tasks that deal with university mathematics to a low degree. Offering students profession-related tasks that uncover the connection between university mathematics…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Professional Development, Professional Training
Jones, Sheree M. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
National teacher shortages has received attention in the last few years and researchers project turnover rates will grow in the upcoming years (Sorensen & Ladd, 2020; Sutcher, DarlingHammond, & Carver-Thomas, 2016). As a result, districts and administrators are challenged with hiring highly qualified teachers (Garcia & Weiss, 2019;…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Shortage
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Messerer, Laura A. S.; Karst, Karina; Janke, Stefan – Studies in Higher Education, 2023
Student dropout is a frequent phenomenon in higher education institutions that entails high costs for individuals, institutions, and society as a whole. Thus, it is crucial to identify protective factors regarding dropout in cases in which it could have been prevented. In line with Person-Environment Fit Theory, we assume that intrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment, Motivation
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Moosa, Moeniera; Aloka, Peter J. O. – Student Success, 2023
Remaining motivated is vital to enable continued focus and success for university students. This study examined motivational factors as a driver for success for first-year students at a selected public university in South Africa. The study adopted a phenomenological qualitative research design and participants included 312 first-year students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Public Colleges, Student Motivation
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Deanna Grant-Smith; Alicia Feldman – Student Success, 2023
Recent scholarship has highlighted the need to be attentive to the student experience of placement-based workintegrated learning and its possible impacts on the wellbeing of student participants. The experiences of staff involved in planning, delivering and supporting work-integrated learning programs and the impact on their wellbeing have…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Tan, Ser Hong; Pang, Joyce S. – Educational Psychology Review, 2023
Test anxiety refers to a specific type of anxiety that is experienced in tests, exams, and other similar testing situations that evaluate one's achievement. Research in test anxiety has been pursued under two traditions--the test anxiety and achievement motivation research traditions--more or less independently. The test anxiety research tradition…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Research, Achievement Need, Motivation
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Choi, Jung Hwa; Kang, Mihyun; Choi, Tae Rang – International Journal on Social and Education Sciences, 2023
The primary goal of this research is to provide the social and psychological motivational factors that lead consumers to engage with commercial brands on SNS. Specifically, this study addresses consumers' motivations in terms of why they follow a brand's account on Instagram, helping us to understand what specific motives and needs consumers have…
Descriptors: Social Media, Photography, Consumer Economics, Corporations
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