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Nagle, Charles – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This study examined relationships between language learning motivation and the longitudinal development of second language (L2) pronunciation. Twenty-six English-speaking learners of Spanish recorded a simplified picture description task 5 times over a year-long period spanning their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters of Spanish language instruction.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Martin, Andrew J.; Lazendic, Goran – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study investigated the implications of computer-adaptive testing (operationalized by way of multistage adaptive testing; MAT) and "conventional" fixed order computer testing for various test-relevant outcomes in numeracy, including achievement, test-relevant motivation and engagement, and subjective test experience. It did so…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
Özdemir, Ali Selman – Online Submission, 2020
The aim of the study to determine the intrinsic leisure motivation level of university students and to evaluate the relationship and differences between some variables. 739 university students from different fields participated in the study and the data were collected with "Intrinsic Leisure Motivation Scale" developed by Weissinger and…
Descriptors: Motivation, Leisure Time, Gender Differences, Student Welfare
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Adamma, Onyekwere Nonye; Ekwutosim, Okoro Pauline; Unamba, Eugene Chukwuemeka – Online Submission, 2018
The study investigated influence of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation on pupils' academic performance in mathematics. Based on the purpose of the study two hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of all 3056 primary six pupils in Owerri Education zone of Imo State.…
Descriptors: Influences, Incentives, Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Alivernini, Fabio; Manganelli, Sara; Cavicchiolo, Elisa; Girelli, Laura; Biasi, Valeria; Lucidi, Fabio – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In the study, based on a representative sample of 26,670 Italian fifth-grade students, the authors examine the academic motivational profiles of immigrant and native students, as well as of boys and girls. To reliably estimate mean differences, the measurement invariance of a short version of the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire was first…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Grade 5, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Unrau, Norman J.; Quirk, Matthew – Reading Psychology, 2014
The constructs of motivation for reading and reading engagement have frequently become blurred and ambiguous in both research and discussions of practice. To address this commingling of constructs, the authors provide a concise review of the literature on motivation for reading and reading engagement and illustrate the blurring of those concepts…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Attitudes, Correlation, Measures (Individuals)
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Shapka, Jennifer D.; Onditi, Hezron Z.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Lapidot-Lefler, Noam – Child Development, 2018
This study explored cyberbullying and cybervictimization (CBCV), for adolescents aged 11-15 from Tanzania (N = 426) and Canada (N = 592). Measurement invariance and model invariance was found for CBCV. In addition, multigroup structural equation modeling was used to explore several variables: age, gender, average hours online each day, accessing…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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Hammoudi, Mohamad M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2020
The study aims at proposing a quantitative instrument tailored to measure the level of mathematics motivation and self-concept of students in mathematics courses at academic institutions of higher education. The significance of this study stems from its endeavour to measure mathematics motivation and self-concept of students in courses of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Achievement, Student Interests
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Jones, Brett D.; Skaggs, Gary – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study provides validity evidence for the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory (MUSIC Inventory; Jones, 2012), which measures college students' beliefs related to the five components of the MUSIC Model of Motivation (MUSIC model; Jones, 2009). The MUSIC model is a conceptual framework for five categories of teaching strategies (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Undergraduate Students
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Weidinger, Anne F.; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Spinath, Birgit – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: It is often argued that the negative development of intrinsic motivation in elementary school strongly depends on the presence of school grades because grades represent extrinsic consequences and achievement feedback that are supposed to influence intrinsically motivated behaviour. However, only a few studies have tested this…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation
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Teimouri, Yasser – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This article aims to introduce shame and guilt from social psychology into second language acquisition (SLA), to validate their psychometric measurement, and to examine their effects on second language (L2) learners' motivation and language achievements. In Study 1, the prevalence of shame and guilt reactions in L2 settings was explored. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns
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Wu, Chih-Hung; Huang, Yueh-Min; Hwang, Jan-Pan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Affect can significantly influence education/learning. Thus, understanding a learner's affect throughout the learning process is crucial for understanding motivation. In conventional education/learning research, learner motivation can be known through postevent self-reported questionnaires. With the advance of affective computing technology,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Trends, Affective Behavior, Learning Motivation
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Daniels, Lia M.; Goegan, Lauren D.; Radil, Amanda I.; Frohlich, Jona R. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2020
Preservice teachers can be considered simultaneously students and teachers and therefore likely have both academic and professional goals. However, once in a professional program, predicting professional outcomes becomes somewhat more important than academic ones. This distinction may have implications for the selection of measurement tools used…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation
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West, Conor; Baker, Amanda; Ehrich, John Fitzgerald; Woodcock, Stuart; Bokosmaty, Sahar; Howard, Steven J.; Eady, Michelle J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite the growing prominence and importance of the field of teacher dispositions for addressing selection criteria and assessment in educational research, there is an absence of psychometrically evaluated instruments to facilitate investigations. Furthermore, research thus far has not explored the relationship between teacher dispositions and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Personality Traits, Test Construction
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Chan, Cecilia K. Y.; Yeung, Nai Chi Jonathan – Educational Psychology, 2020
In response to the global imperative of nurturing all-round students, educational institutions and schools worldwide have been developing learning activities targeting holistic competency development of students. However, there have been resistance and challenges on how to develop such competencies. Extending the Presage-Process-Product (3P)…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Holistic Approach, Structural Equation Models
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