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A Comparison of Student Academic Motivations across Three Course Disciplines
Journal of Scholarship on Teaching & Learning
  • Trent W. Maurer, Georgia Southern University
  • Deborah Allen, Georgia Southern University
  • Delena Bell Gatch, Georgia Southern University
  • Padmini Shankar, Georgia Southern University
  • Diana Sturges, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of undergraduate students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology, physics, and nutrition courses were explored with course 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 students enrolled in the three courses and significant influences of motivation on academic behaviors and course performance.
Citation Information
Trent W. Maurer, Deborah Allen, Delena Bell Gatch, Padmini Shankar, et al.. "A Comparison of Student Academic Motivations across Three Course Disciplines" Journal of Scholarship on Teaching & Learning Vol. 13 Iss. 5 (2013) p. 77 - 89
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