June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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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.
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