DOI

10.17077/etd.9imkgphl

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Spring 2016

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

First Advisor

Pascarella, Ernest T.

First Committee Member

An, Brian

Second Committee Member

Liddell, Debora L.

Third Committee Member

Hollingworth, Elizabeth

Fourth Committee Member

Lynn, Freda

Abstract

This three-paper dissertation addresses the manner in which students’ intrinsic motivation to engage in academic tasks changes during the four years of college. The first paper examines the variance of students’ academic motivation during college. The second paper analyzes whether good practices in undergraduate education promote academic motivation, and the third paper seeks to determine whether those good practices benefit certain students more than others. Implications are explored in each paper.

Keywords

Academic motivation, College impact, Good practices in higher education, Student development

Pages

x, 109 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Copyright

Copyright © 2016 Benjamin Gillig

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