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Clinkenbeard, Pamela R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
An analysis of contemporary motivation theories reveals implications for gifted and talented students. The expectancy-value framework, intrinsic-extrinsic motivation theories, goal orientations, self-efficacy and other self-perceptions, and attribution theory are described and discussed with respect to implications for the psychology and education…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Incentives
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Warneken, Felix; Tomasello, Michael – Developmental Psychology, 2008
The current study investigated the influence of rewards on very young children's helping behavior. After 20-month-old infants received a material reward during a treatment phase, they subsequently were less likely to engage in further helping during a test phase as compared with infants who had previously received social praise or no reward at…
Descriptors: Socialization, Infants, Helping Relationship, Rewards
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Mugabe, C.; Brug, P.; Catling, J. C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The relationship between academic motivation, support structures, self-esteem, and social mobility was assessed between three culturally distinct Higher Education student cohorts. Two-hundred-and-sixty-seven students took part in the study: 64 American undergraduates; 100 British undergraduates; and 103 Ugandan undergraduates. Using a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Suárez, José Manuel; Fernández, Ana Patricia; Zamora, Ángela – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: The debate over the education of immigrant pupils relative to native Spanish students is currently a hot topic, but very little research has been undertaken in this area in Spain. The objective of this study was to detect certain possible differences in motivation and strategies between immigrant and Spanish pupils, and also between…
Descriptors: Immigration, Motivation, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation
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Bailey, Thomas Hamilton; Phillips, Lisa J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
High rates of mental illness among students and discontinuation with university studies are regularly reported. The current study sought to explore relationships between motivation, university adaptation and indicators of mental health and well-being and academic performance of 184 first-year university students (73% female, mean age?=?19.3…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Adjustment, Well Being, Academic Achievement
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Caputo, Andrea – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
The paper aims at detecting the association between students' bullying victimization at school and some psychological dimensions, referred to academic self-concept (for both Mathematics and Reading), learning motivation (intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, commitment to study) and test anxiety. A questionnaire including these measures was…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Self Concept, Learning Motivation
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Thomson, Margareta Maria; Turner, Jeannine – Educational Psychology, 2015
This present study sought to explore reasons given by K-12 teachers about their motivation to remain in teaching, their motivation for engaging in professional development, and characteristics of their teaching. Participants (N = 151) were public teachers of different grade levels from the USA enrolled in a one-week professional development…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
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Froiland, John Mark; Oros, Emily – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the effects of intrinsic motivation, perceived competence, classroom engagement and extrinsic motivation on reading development among youth. Using a nationally representative sample of students in the US, the researchers followed students longitudinally from fifth to eighth grade. Reading achievement was measured using…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Reading Achievement
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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
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Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Timmermans, Tinneke; Lens, Willy; Soenens, Bart; Van den Broeck, Anja – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Previous work within self-determination theory has shown that experimentally framing a learning activity in terms of extrinsic rather than intrinsic goals results in poorer conceptual learning and performance, presumably because extrinsic goal framing detracts attention from the learning activity and is less directly satisfying of basic…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Grade 6
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Xiong, Yao; Li, Hongli; Kornhaber, Mindy L.; Suen, Hoi K.; Pursel, Barton; Goins, Deborah D. – Global Education Review, 2015
Students who are enrolled in MOOCs tend to have different motivational patterns than fee-paying college students. A majority of MOOC students demonstrate characteristics akin more to "tourists" than formal learners. As a consequence, MOOC students' completion rate is usually very low. The current study examines the relations among…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Retention (Psychology), Online Courses
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Schweinle, Amy; Helming, Luralyn M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2011
The present research explores college students' explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how it relates to students' efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success during the challenging activity, including grade/extrinsic, mastery/intrinsic,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics, Learner Engagement
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Rabanaque, Samuel; Martinez-Fernandez, J. Reinaldo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
Three conceptions of learning (rote, interpretative and constructive), and two aspects of motivation (level and value of motivation) were identified in 258 Spanish psychology undergraduates classified in three different academic levels (initial, intermediate and final course). Results about conceptions of learning showed final-course students are…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
Prior to high-stakes exams, teachers use persuasive messages that highlight to students the possible consequences of failure. Such messages are known as fear appeals. This study examined whether fear appeals relate to self- and non-self-determined motivation and academic performance. Data were collected in 3 waves. Self-report data pertaining to…
Descriptors: Fear, Predictor Variables, Scores, Student Motivation
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McCoy, Dana Charles; Wolf, Sharon; Godfrey, Erin B. – School Psychology International, 2014
This study examined the role that Ghanaian caregivers' values toward education play in shaping students' intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation for learning, and the ways these values and motivational orientations predict school attendance and achievement. Study participants included 88 students (M?=?11.63 years; 48% female) from two primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Values
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