Students’ Academic Motivations in Three DisciplinesJournal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
AbstractAcademic Performance; Self-determination theory; Academic Motivation Scale Abstract: Students’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for taking classes in three disciplines, human anatomy and physiology, physics, and nutrition, were explored with discipline-specific adapted versions of the Academic Motivation Scale. Information on students’ study habits and efforts, and final course grades were also collected. Results revealed the adapted versions of the Academic Motivation Scale had comparable reliabilities to previous investigations, significant differences in motivations across the three disciplines, and significant influences of motivation on academic behaviors and course performance.
Citation InformationTrent W. Maurer, Deborah Allen, Delena Bell Gatch, Padmini Shankar, et al.. "Students’ Academic Motivations in Three Disciplines" Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Vol. 13 Iss. 5 (2013) p. 77 - 89
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