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Managing students’ motivation: an empirical study from self-determination perspective

Hassan, Arif (2014) Managing students’ motivation: an empirical study from self-determination perspective. In: 2nd International Conference om Management from Islamic Perspective (ICMIP-2) 2014, 19th-20th Aug. 2014, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Purpose/Objective: There always has been serious concern on students’ academic performance in schools and institutions of higher learning. Mostly it is addressed in terms of lack of motivation. However, little attention has been given to the reasons of poor motivation. The Self-Determination Theory (SDT) of motivation provides a new perspective of motivation. The paper examines the students’ motivation and study engagement using SDT framework. It examines the role of teachers in creating autonomy supportive learning climate that contribute to students’ intrinsic motivation and study engagement. Research Method: The data were collected from 529 undergraduate students of International Islamic University Malaysia representing several study disciplines. Standardized instruments were employed to measure the constructs of learning climate, basic needs, perceived self-determination, and study engagement. Findings: Results provided strong support to the SDT proposition suggesting that an autonomy supportive learning climate significantly contributed to intrinsic need satisfaction of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. It was also found that the autonomy supportive learning climate and satisfaction of competency need contributed to study engagement. The study provides good empirical support to the SDT propositions in a non-Western cultural context.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2898/38622
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-determination, Intrinsic motivation, learning climate, study engagement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Prof. Arif Hassan
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 15:08
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 15:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38622

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