Why Do High School Students Lack Motivation in the Classroom?

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Valjeaner B. Ford, Associate Professor / PRAXIS Liaison / Interim Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: It is fully noted by educational psychologist and researcher in the world of academia that a problem exists throughout the nation to motivate high school students in the classroom. The reality is that a large number of high school students across America lack academic motivation (Snyder & Hoffman, 2002). There has not been a plethora of reasons why many students neglect their studies. It is an earnest desire to further investigate with a deeper understanding why students lack motivation. The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to fundamentally validate the structure of academic amotivation, (2) to investigate the social antecedents and academic consequences of motivational deficits. The aim of this study is to enable the reader to identify factors that give rise to academic Amotivation among high school students.

Additional Information

Global Education Journal, June 2013, Issue 2
Language: English
Date: 2013
High School Students, Amotivation, Motivation in Education, Academic Achievement, Attention, Boredom
High school students -- Attitudes
Motivation in education
Education -- Social aspects

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