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Student Perceptions Of Motivation And Their Impact On Effort And Performance: A Grounded Theory Study Of Affect And Achievement Motivation, Marc Simmons
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Motivation research is plentiful but applications of motivation in the academic environment remain sparse. This study examined student perceptions of motivation in relation to their effort and academic achievement. This research centered upon four research questions: 1) To what extent do student perceptions confirm extant motivation literature? 2) How do student perceptions of interest, effort, motivation, and achievement relate to one another? 3) How do affective states relate to students’ perceptions of effort and performance? 4) To what degree can students self-identify motivating or demotivating factors? Several findings emerged from this study. The most surprising was the connection between motivation ...