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Motivation and Learning Strategies of Students in Kyrgyzstan

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





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Student Motivation and Faculty Development

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Educational Research and Methods

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26.1172.1 - 26.1172.13



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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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Quamrul H. Mazumder University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Quamrul Mazumder is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at 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 travelled around the world to promote quality and globalization of higher education.

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Faruk Yildiz Sam Houston State University


Kenan Baltaci University of Wisconsin, Stout

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Kenan Baltaci is an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Stout, in the Electrical Engineering
Technology Department. He received B.S. in electrical engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University
in Turkey. Following, a master’s degree and doctoral degree in industrial technology was granted
from University of Northern Iowa.

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Bedelbai Mamadiev International Ataturk-Alatoo University

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Holds BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. PhD thesis was on "Problems of increasing competitiveness of Kyrgyz Republic" where one of the problems was unavailability of STEM policy.

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Motivation and Learning Strategies of Students in Kyrgyzstan To understand the success attributes of students in Kyrgyzstan, a study was conducted using themotivated strategy and Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). The primary objective of this investigation wasto evaluate whether the students in private and public universities demonstrates any significantdifferences in their motivation that may also influence the strategies used by them. The studyattempted to respond to the inquiry of stakeholders in higher education system, as there is no suchcomparison is available at this time. Assuming that the students at different stages of their post-secondary level education may have different levels of motivation, comparisons were also made amongfirst year, second year, third year and senior students. The MSLQ contains 81 items, out of which 18 ofthem seeks response in motivation and learning strategy with 6 motivation, and 9 learning strategyscales. The survey was distributed to a random student population with 506 responses that includes257 first and second year students and 249 junior and senior student. The responses were analyzedusing independent t-test and one way ANOVA. The results indicated a significant difference between thetypes of school (Public/ private) in 3 of motivational strategy. It was eminent the gender of the students(Males and Females) had significant difference in both private and public universities in 6 ofmotivational learning strategies. Additionally, there is a significant difference in the level/year of studentin both the public and private universities in learning strategy scales. Results of this study may be usefulto the institutions towards development of appropriate plan of actions to improve the quality.

Dakeev, U., & Mazumder, Q. H., & Yildiz, F., & Baltaci, K., & Mamadiev, B. (2015, June), Motivation and Learning Strategies of Students in Kyrgyzstan Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24509

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