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Józsa, Krisztián; Kis, Noémi; Barrett, Karen Caplovitz – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Children's motivation to master challenging tasks is an important predictor of school success, and yet, such motivation declines during adolescence. It is therefore important to identify ways to intervene to reduce this decline. One malleable factor that is associated with motivation is parenting. The present study used structural equation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 7, Mothers, Student Attitudes
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Swen, Carolyn P. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: School principals' commitment and motivation have not been systematically investigated, but concerted research is needed as 25% of principals leave their jobs each year. This article investigates how new school principals make sense of their motivation to challenging work in a high pressure, high turnover field. Understanding principal…
Descriptors: Novices, Principals, Motivation, Public Schools
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Han, Jiying; Yin, Hongbiao – Cogent Education, 2016
The past decade has witnessed an increase in research on teacher motivation which has been proved a crucial factor closely related to a number of variables in education such as student motivation, educational reform, teaching practice and teachers' psychological fulfilment and well-being. To address the constant calls for teacher motivation…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Definitions, Research Projects, Performance Factors
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Pavelescu, Liana Maria – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the language learning motivation of two EFL teenage students in Romania and the link between motivation and the emotional dimensions of these adolescents' learning experiences. While language learning motivation has been widely researched, its relationship with emotion in the learning experience has not…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Second Language Learning
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Rashid, Sehar; Rana, Rizwan Akram – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2019
Motivation is a key element which facilitates students to adopt different learning strategies according to high, moderate and low level of motivation. The research aimed to identify the relationship between the levels of motivation in prospective teachers and their learning strategies. The research was correlational in nature. A survey method was…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Motivation
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Hebbecker, Karin; Förster, Natalie; Souvignier, Elmar – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
Research on reading achievement and reading motivation has rarely addressed the question if and how they affect each other over time. In our study, we investigate the reciprocal effects between reading achievement and both intrinsic and extrinsic reading motivation during elementary school. We measured reading achievement and intrinsic and…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation, Incentives, Foreign Countries
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Peng, Jian-E; Gao, Xuesong – SAGE Open, 2019
Motivation is considered an important impetus driving and sustaining individuals' efforts to fulfill their goals. Against the backdrop that university academics worldwide are increasingly expected to produce research output in prestigious journals for both individual and institutional development, it is necessary to understand academics' research…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Motivation, College Faculty, English (Second Language)
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined changes in reading motivation and reading achievement among Hebrew-speaking first graders following an intervention program designed to increase intrinsic reading motivation. The program was delivered by the class teacher and focused on choosing relevant reading materials, providing choices for reading and encouraging social…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Semitic Languages, Prediction
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Liu, Yuan; Hou, Shumeng – School Psychology International, 2018
Among the non-cognitive factors that influence academic achievement, intrinsic motivation has been found to be a potential reciprocal factor. The present study aims to determine the causal relationship between other types of motivation and academic achievement. For this purpose, a large-scale data survey, the National Education Longitudinal Study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Attribution Theory
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Sini, Barbara; Muzzulini, Barbara; Schmidt, Susanna; Tinti, Carla – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors compare school motivation in Kenya and Italy, two countries that differ in terms of socioeconomic conditions, structure of the school system, and access to education. Free primary education is indeed a recent attainment for Kenyan students. The participants, 449 Kenyan and 480 Italian students, 9-14 years old and attending Grades 4-8,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students
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Cheng, Wen – Educational Psychology, 2019
To determine intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for work among college students, an online survey was conducted to collect participants' self-reported motivation and personality traits, as well as academic performance in samples of 310 American and 686 Taiwanese college student respondents. Data suggest that intrinsic and extrinsic motivations…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Incentives, Personality Traits
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Lee, Hyunjoo – Educational Psychology, 2019
Epistemic motivation, which is the desire to understand the environment and others' emotions more accurately, influences individuals' behaviour. To explore the role of university students' epistemic motivation in learning, I examined the interaction effects of teachers' emotional feedback type (positive vs. negative) × students' epistemic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Emotional Response, Student Motivation, Student Role
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Wijsman, Lindy A.; Saab, Nadira; Warrens, Matthijs J.; van Driel, Jan H.; Westenberg, P. Michiel – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2018
Students in secondary education inevitably favour some subjects more than other subjects. This appraisal may affect how motivation relates to performance in these subjects. Whereas autonomous motivation is generally linked to positive school outcomes, the effect of controlled motivation is less clear. This study specifically focused on the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Lohbeck, Annette – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Based upon self-concept and self-determination theory, the present study aimed to examine the measurement separability of young children's math self-concept (MSC) and six specific types of motivation, namely, intrinsic motivation (INTR), integrated motivation (INTEG), identified motivation (IDENT), introjected motivation, extrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Self Concept, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Motivation
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Smith, Zoe R.; Langberg, Joshua M.; Cusick, Caroline N.; Green, Cathrin D.; Becker, Stephen P. – Grantee Submission, 2020
The present study evaluates differences in self-reported intrinsic and extrinsic academic motivation and amotivation between eighth-grade adolescents with (n = 162) and without (n = 140) ADHD. This study also examines associations between motivation and academic functioning with objective (i.e., grade point average, standardized reading and math…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Rewards, Grade 8, Early Adolescents
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