Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
Pascarella, Ernest T.
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Liddell, Debora L.
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
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.
Academic motivation, College impact, Good practices in higher education, Student development
x, 109 pages
Includes bibliographical references.
Copyright © 2016 Benjamin Gillig
Gillig, Benjamin. "Academic motivation among college students: variance and predictors." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2016.