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Shillingford, Shani; Karlin, Nancy J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This article examines the role of intrinsic motivation in the academic pursuits of nontraditional students. The Academic Motivational Scale (AMS) was administered to 35 undergraduate students, 6 males and 29 females, aged 25 to 49 to explore their motivational orientations in choosing to attend college. The results of the study show that…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Incentives, College Attendance, Nontraditional Education