Conceptualising and measuring academic motivation

Putwain, Dave (2013) Conceptualising and measuring academic motivation. Assessment and Development Matters, 5 (2). pp. 26-29. ISSN 2040-4069


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There is an almost bewildering array of different ways in which practitioners and researchers can conceptualise and measure academic motivation, and how academic motivation may overlap with and relate to adjacent constructs such as interest, engagement and enjoyment in learning. Conceptual clarity is required to clearly delineate between different constructs, develop precision in measurement tools and to advance theory. The purpose of this article is to describe one popular and contemporary approach to academic motivation – achievement goals – and how it can be measured.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 10:37

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