Journal article

Relations of autonomous and controlled motivation with performance in secondary school students' favoured and disfavoured subjects

Lindy A Wijsman, Nadira Saab, Matthijs J Warrens, Jan H van Driel, P Michiel Westenberg

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Students in secondary education inevitably favour some subjects more than other subjects. This appraisal may affect how motivation relates to performance in these subjects. Whereas autonomous motivation is generally linked to positive school outcomes, the effect of controlled motivation is less clear. This study specifically focused on the associations of controlled motivation with performance in the context of favoured and disfavoured subjects. In the present study, secondary school students (N = 918) identified 2 favoured and 2 disfavoured subjects. Hierarchical linear modelling was performed to investigate the relationship of autonomous and controlled motivation with performance in these ..

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