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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2020
This article addresses the ethical and motivational dimensions of punishment in schools, focusing on the idea of a just school community. Lawrence Kohlberg's account of a just school community is examined and systematically revised to reflect advances in psychology and a more adequate conceptualization of justice. A eudaimonic conception of…
Descriptors: Punishment, Justice, Educational Environment, Student Motivation
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Neugebauer, Sabina Rak – Reading Psychology, 2014
Commonly used literacy motivation assessments do not specifically explore literacy motivation in school. These context-general assessments may be problematic for struggling adolescent readers, as qualitative research documents that these adolescents exhibit different levels of cross-context motivation. The present study explores whether an…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties, Questionnaires
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Kwon, Hyuksoo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of motivation to learn technology, as perceived by South Korean middle school students, on their attitudes toward engineering. Using the instruments of Glynn et al. (2011) and Lee (2008), the study focused on eighth and ninth grade students in four middle schools located in South Korea's…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Korpershoek, Hanke – Frontline Learning Research, 2016
The aims of the present study were (1) to identify to what extent school motivation and school commitment contributed to the explanation of students' academic achievement in addition to the effect of students' cognitive capacities, (2) to find out whether school commitment mediated the relation between school motivation and academic achievement,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Yildiz, Vahit Aga; Kiliç, Durmus – Turkish Journal of Education, 2021
This study examines the motivation of primary school teachers from the perspective of self-determination theory, to identify the variables and factors that affect motivation. The research was conducted using an explanatory mixed design. The qualitative data were collected from 414 teachers from 39 schools covering all districts of Erzurum province…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Elementary School Teachers, Self Determination, Educational Theories
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Hornstra, Lisette; Kamsteeg, Antoinette; Pot, Sara; Verheij, Lydia – Frontline Learning Research, 2018
Abundant research in social psychology shows human behaviour is guided by beliefs through two pathways, a deliberate and automatic pathway. Research on student motivation has thus far focused mostly on the deliberate pathway and consequently almost exclusively relied on explicit measures (i.e. self-reports of motivation) to assess student…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Association Measures, Student Behavior
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Zakariya, Yusuf F.; Massimiliano, Barattucci – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
The motivation for learning mathematics is an essential factor in predicting the performance of secondary school students. Students who are intrinsically or extrinsically motivated to learn mathematics generally demonstrate higher performance than others who are not motivated. However, a properly designed instrument for the measurement of this…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals), Learning Motivation
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Renaud-Dubé, Andréanne; Guay, Frédéric; Talbot, Denis; Taylor, Geneviève; Koestner, Richard – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
This study attempts to test a model in which the relation between implicit theories of intelligence and students' school persistence intentions are mediated by intrinsic, identified, introjected, and external regulations. Six hundred and fifty students from a high school were surveyed. Contrary to expectations, results from ESEM analyses indicated…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Goldstein, Sara E.; Boxer, Paul; Rudolph, Erin – Contemporary School Psychology, 2015
The present study investigates links between early adolescents' subjective experiences of stress associated with the middle school transition and their academic outcomes. Seventh and eighth grade students (N?=?774) were surveyed about their experiences during their transition to middle school. Students answered questions about stress…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Student Experience
Toshalis, Eric; Nakkula, Michael J. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
Figuring out what motivates and engages individual students is essential. Indeed, it is the prerequisite for implementing student-centered approaches to learning. However, today's teachers--confronting large class sizes, fast-paced academic calendars, and standardized assessments--face particular pressures to lump all students together and "teach…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Change, Educational Experience, Learner Engagement
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Erickson, Joy Dangora – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Reading motivation declines across elementary school. Although a substantive body of empirical work exists specific to the reading motivation of older children, researchers have paid less attention to younger readers. Given that children's perceptions of school experiences shape motivation, and motivation impacts achievement, it is imperative that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Directed Reading Activity, Intervention
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Griffin, Robert A.; Farran, Lama K.; Mindrila, Diana – Reading Psychology, 2020
This study investigated reading motivation among high school bi/multilingual students whose first language was Spanish. Latinx English Learners (N = 171) from four southeastern, suburban high schools completed the Adolescent Motivation to Read Profile (AMRP; Pitcher et al., 2007), a survey that proposes to measure two dimensions of reading…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Hispanic American Students
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Hodis, Flaviu-Adrian – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
This research used the expectancy-value theory to examine the extent to which three classes of motivation antecedents predicted secondary-school students' expectancies of success in English. To this end, it investigated four general motivation orientations, two school-related achievement motives, as well as autonomous and controlled reasons…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Hodis, Flaviu A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This article aims to enhance understanding of the nomological network of expectancy of success beliefs related to mathematics. To this end, the paper uses the expectancy-value, regulatory focus, and regulatory mode theoretical frameworks and investigates 3 key classes of motivation predictors: (a) General motivation predispositions that center on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Expectation, Foreign Countries
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Vanbuel, Marieke; Van den Branden, Kris – Language and Education, 2020
Governmental education policies provide vague, general confines in which local actors have to design concrete policies tailored to their needs. Such policies rely on the local capacities of schools for implementing them. Recently, qualitative studies reveal that a great deal of variation in policy enactment should be attributed to school…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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