The Will to Do Well: Conceptualizing student motivation in adolescence through the frameworks of social cognitive theory and self-determination theory

Buff, Rachel.


  • This paper explores the relation between motivation and academic achievement among middle school and high school students in the United States. In particular, I compare the predictive utility of motivation; as conceptualized by two process theories: social cognitive theory and self-determination theory. Given that motivation is a key component of academic success, the goal of this study is to ... read more
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