Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWard, Jonathan Neal
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:25:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:25:05Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.otherward_jonathan_n_200608_edd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ward_jonathan_n_200608_edd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23552
dc.description.abstractThis study utilized a causal-comparative design as a means to collect quantifiable information from participants to compare the level of intrinsic motivation of high school students in required classes with the level of intrinsic motivation of high school students in elective classes through the lens of Self-determination Theory. The results of the study indicated that the participants displayed a statistically significant higher level of intrinsic motivation in elective classes when compared to required classes. Moreover, there was a statistically significant higher level of intrinsic motivation in classes in which students demonstrated personal choice in the selection process regardless of whether the class was required or elective. Intrinsic motivation can be a valuable tool in increasing the academic achievement of students. There are opportunities to increase the level of intrinsic motivation of secondary students by enhancing the contextual factors that effect intrinsic motivation. These contextual factors include choice, autonomy, relationships, and competence. Intrinsic motivation can be a catalyst to overcoming many of the challenges that face our educational system.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectIntrinsic motivation
dc.subjectExtrinsic motivation
dc.subjectSelf-determination
dc.subjectCompetence
dc.subjectRelatedness
dc.subjectAutonomy
dc.subjectInternalization
dc.subjectChoice
dc.subjectSecondary school
dc.subjectRequired class
dc.subjectElective class
dc.subjectClass selection
dc.titleSelf-determination
dc.title.alternativethe influence of course selection on the intrinsic motivation of high school students
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreeEdD
dc.description.departmentWorkforce Education, Leadership, and Social Foundations
dc.description.majorOccupational Studies
dc.description.advisorWanda Stitt-Gohdes
dc.description.committeeWanda Stitt-Gohdes
dc.description.committeeHelen Hall
dc.description.committeeJay Rojewski


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record