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Educational Methods

2017

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Atlanta University Center

Academic Achievement

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Factors That Influence Student Academic Motivation And How Those Factors Impact The Student Achievement Of Third Grade Students, Veronica Knapper May 2017

Factors That Influence Student Academic Motivation And How Those Factors Impact The Student Achievement Of Third Grade Students, Veronica Knapper

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that motivate third grade students to perform well academically and to learn how those factors impact student achievement. Additionally, the researcher wanted to gain an understanding of teachers’ perspectives regarding student motivation, observe strategies teachers use to motivate students, and observe motivated students’ behaviors. To do this, the researcher surveyed 37 third grade students, interviewed two third grade teachers, and observed two different third grade teachers. The results of the study indicated that student academic motivation is significantly impacted by two factors: parent involvement and home environment. The results also showed ...