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2018

Walden University

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Educational Psychology

Adult Learner

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Work Commitment, Intrinsic Motivation, And Academic Achievement In Online Adult Learners, Shannon Pickett Jan 2018

Work Commitment, Intrinsic Motivation, And Academic Achievement In Online Adult Learners, Shannon Pickett

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Over the past 2 decades, the number of adult learners seeking an online education has dramatically increased, but student retention and degree completion rates for adult students are lower than those of other student populations. Research has shown that adult learners working full time achieve at higher levels than adult learners who are not working full time and that intrinsic motivation is positively correlated with academic achievement. However, whether the relationship between intrinsic motivation and academic achievement is moderated by level of work commitment has not been previously investigated. For this study, in which the composite persistence model served as ...