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A Comparative Study of Motivation and Learning Strategies Between High School and University Students

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

First Year Programs Division Poster Session: The Best Place to Really Talk about First-Year Education

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First-Year Programs

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

26.23.1 - 26.23.12

DOI

10.18260/p.23364

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https://peer.asee.org/23364

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58

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Quamrul H. Mazumder University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Quamrul Mazumder is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan-Flint. His areas of research include computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, quality in higher education, metacognition, motivation, and engagement of students. He is a Fulbright scholar who has traveled around the world to promote quality and globalization of higher education.

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Ulan Dakeev University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Ulan Dakeev is currently a faculty of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan-Flint. His areas of research include renewable energy (wind energy), quality in higher education, motivation, and engagement of students.

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Abstract

Are High School Students more Motivated than College Students? To compare the level of motivation and strategies used by high school and college students, astudy was conducted between two groups of students. One group of students consists of high schoolseniors enrolled in university courses as dual enrolled students and the other group is first yearuniversity students. Both groups are enrolled in similar courses with instructors using similar teachingmethods and materials. The study used a motivated strategy learning questionnaire (MSLQ) thatcomprises of 18 categories of which 6 of them are related to motivation and 9 are related to learningstrategies. The participants include fifty nine high school students and 75 university students. Anindependent sample T-test and one-way ANOVA analyses were performed to compare the responses ofthese two groups of students. The analysis results showed a significant difference between the highschool & College level (University of xxxx) students in multiple items of motivational strategy.Additionally, gender comparison (Males and Females) showed significant difference in both high schooland college level students in a few of the motivational and learning strategies.

Mazumder, Q. H., & Dakeev, U. (2015, June), A Comparative Study of Motivation and Learning Strategies Between High School and University Students Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23364

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