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Corpus, Jennifer Henderlong; Wormington, Stephanie V. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
The authors used a person-centered, longitudinal approach to identify and evaluate naturally occurring combinations of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations among 490 third- through fifth-grade students. Cluster analysis revealed 3 groups, characterized by high levels of both motivations ("high quantity"): high intrinsic motivation but low…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Multivariate Analysis
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Hazan, Beliz; Zhang, Wei; Olcum, Ecem; Bergdoll, Rose; Grandoit, Evan; Mandelbaum, Faigy; Wilson-Doenges, Georjeanna; Rabin, Laura A. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2018
Teaching undergraduate psychology statistics poses challenges to instructors and students due to the perceived complexity of the material and lack of student motivation. With the goal of boosting student competency and engagement in statistics, our study introduced a gamified learning environment into the laboratory portion of the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Statistics, College Faculty
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Taskesen, Selma – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the academic motivations and academic achievements of pre-service visual arts teachers in the Division of Art Education in the Department of Fine Arts in the Faculty of Education in terms of some variables. The study group consisted of 127 (79 female/48 male) students in the division of art education. As…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Preservice Teachers, Visual Arts
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Froiland, John Mark; Worrell, Frank C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Using structural equation models, with gender, parent education, and prior grade point average (GPA) as control variables, we examined the relationships among intrinsic motivation to learn, learning goals, behavioral engagement at school, and academic performance (measured by GPA) in 1,575 students in an ethnically and racially diverse high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Student Educational Objectives, Learner Engagement
Hoover, Jennifer Lauren – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Some approaches to teaching mathematics have led to decreased student motivation. Gamification is an application of game elements within nongame settings. While gamification may increase motivation in other contexts, its effective use in digital mathematics instruction to motivate elementary students is undetermined. Based on the constructs of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Game Based Learning
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Salmee, Sufi Amin; Arif, Marina Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Throughout the years, a lot of research has been looking at the significance of effective atmosphere in second language classroom. We often overlook the fact that humour is a vital element in attaining a supportive learning environment that can benefit students. There is limited research conducted on the effectiveness of the use of humour in ESL…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Senol, Cem; Akdag, Mustafa – Education Sciences, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between prospective teachers' attitudes towards uncertainty and their motivation in teaching. The research was conducted with a correlational model. In this study, exploratory and predictive correlation techniques were used. The study group was comprised of 396 fourth grade students studying…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Decision Making
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Marzo, Asier; Ardaiz, Oscar; Sanz de Acedo, María Teresa; Sanz de Acedo, María Luisa – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
Motivation is fundamental for students to achieve successful and complete learning. Motivation can be extrinsic, i.e., driven by external rewards, or intrinsic, i.e., driven by internal factors. Intrinsic motivation is the most effective and must be inspired by the task at hand. Here, a novel strategy is presented to increase intrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Databases, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Calderón, Antonio; Meroño, Lourdes; MacPhail, Ann – European Physical Education Review, 2020
There is a lack of research on the use of digital technology in physical education teacher education (PETE) and its relationship with the learning and engagement of pre-service teachers. Furthermore, research reports low engagement of pre-service teachers in digital approaches that do not promote active learning and are mostly teacher-centred.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Educational Technology, Physical Education
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Alberth – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
The study aimed to scrutinise how incorporating Facebook into a conventional writing class might impact on students' intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy and writing performance, and to uncover how best to provide corrective feedback on students' writing posted on Facebook. Sixty-four subjects from an intact group were recruited by means of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Student Motivation, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Kisoglu, Mustafa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine motivation of science high school students towards learning biology and their attitude towards biology lessons. The sample of the study consists of 564 high school students (308 females, 256 males) studying at two science high schools in Aksaray, Turkey. In the study, the relational scanning method, which is…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Rokka, Stella; Kouli, Olga; Bebetsos, Evangelos; Goulimaris, Dimitrios; Mavridis, George – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a dance aerobic intervention program on intrinsic motivation and perceived motivation climate in 7th grade middle school students. The sample of the study consisted of 160 healthy students, of the first grade of middle school. Of these, 91 students was the experimental group and the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Intervention, Student Motivation, Grade 7
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Usta, H. Gonca – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The relationship between individuals' academic success, motivation and self-confidence and self-efficacy levels cannot be ignored. The aim of this study is to develop and test a theoretical model considering the relationship between academic motivation, self-confidence and self-efficacy levels in transition from middle school to high school. For…
Descriptors: Correlation, Scores, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Nezakatgoo, Behzad – Cogent Education, 2019
During the last few decades, motivation to learn English has become an interesting research area. However, the studies on EFL teachers' motivations for choosing teaching as their career, to the present date, are scanty. The present study was an attempt to construct and validate a teaching motivation scale for EFL teachers. In the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Pickett, Shannon Dianne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past 2 decades, the number of adult learners seeking an online education has dramatically increased, but student retention and degree completion rates for adult students are lower than those of other student populations. Research has shown that adult learners working full time achieve at higher levels than adult learners who are not…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Electronic Learning, Work Attitudes, Motivation
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