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Students’ Academic Motivations in Three Disciplines
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and 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
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Article
Publication Date
12-1-2013
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Abstract

Academic 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.

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Trent 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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