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ERIC Number: EJ1225540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
The Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on Students Learning Effectiveness. Exploring the Moderating Role of Gender
Zaccone, Maria Cristina; Pedrini, Matteo
International Journal of Educational Management, v33 n6 p1381-1394 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between individual motivation -- both intrinsic and extrinsic -- and learning effectiveness; moreover, this paper also investigates whether this relationship is moderated by gender. Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental study was conducted. The research measured intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and learning effectiveness among 1,491 students attending a course-work in informatics and computer basics in three different contexts: Burundi, Morocco and India. Findings: Findings suggest that intrinsic motivation has a positive effect on learning effectiveness, while extrinsic motivation has a negative effect on learning effectiveness. It also shows that gender has a moderating role. Originality/value: This research offers interesting contributions to the extant literature: first, it is the first to consider the moderating role of gender in the relationship between students' motivation and learning effectiveness; second, it proposes the analysis of a rather broad data set with 1,491 students, thus providing strong empirical research based on a consistent data set.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Burundi; Morocco; India