THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL RELATED VARIABLES AND MOTIVATIONAL PATTERNS OF UNDERGRADUATES: A LOGISTIC REGRESSION ANALYSIS


Can G., Satici S. A.

ENSAYOS-REVISTA DE LA FACULTAD DE EDUCACION DE ALBACETE, vol.32, no.2, pp.23-34, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: ENSAYOS-REVISTA DE LA FACULTAD DE EDUCACION DE ALBACETE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-34
  • Keywords: Motivational patterns, educational outcomes, logistic regression, SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY, DETERMINATION THEORY PERSPECTIVE, ACADEMIC MOTIVATION, STUDENT MOTIVATION, PHYSICAL-EDUCATION, GOAL ORIENTATIONS, AUTONOMY SUPPORT, SCALE, TURKISH, ACHIEVEMENT
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between gender, academic achievement, and satisfaction with degree program, and motivational patterns of undergraduates. The sample of the study consisted of 259 participants 141 females, 118 males) who were defined according to their motivational patterns as having either autonomous motivation n=127) or controlled motivation n=132) among 732 participants who were selected randomly from the undergraduates attending Anadolu and Osmangazi Universities in Turkey. The data were collected via the Turkish Version of the Academic Motivation Scale. The findings obtained from 732 participants by using the linear regression analysis technique indicated that autonomous motivation predicted the academic achievement positively. The logistic regression analysis conducted on 259 participants also revealed that satisfaction with the degree program and being male increased the autonomous motivation significantly. The findings were discussed in the light of related literature.