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Are Autonomous and Controlled Motivations School-Subjects-Specific ?
|Published in||PLOS ONE. 2015, vol. 10, no. 8, p. e0134660|
|Abstract||This research sought to test whether autonomous and controlled motivations are specific to school subjects or more general to the school context. In two cross-sectional studies, 252 elementary school children (43.7% male; mean age = 10.7 years, SD = 1.3 years) and 334 junior high school children (49.7% male, mean age = 14.07 years, SD = 1.01 years) were administered a questionnaire assessing their motivation for various school subjects. Results based on structural equation modeling using the correlated trait-correlated method minus one model (CTCM-1) showed that autonomous and controlled motivations assessed at the school subject level are not equally school-subject-specific. We found larger specificity effects for autonomous (intrinsic and identified) than for controlled (introjected and external) motivation. In both studies, results of factor loadings and the correlations with self-concept and achievement demonstrated that more evidence of specificity was obtained for autonomous regulations than for controlled ones. These findings suggest a new understanding of the hierarchical and multidimensional academic structure of autonomous and controlled motivations and of the mechanisms involved in the development of types of regulations for school subjects.|
|Research group||Méthodologie et analyse des données (MAD)|
|CHANAL, Julien, GUAY, Frédéric. Are Autonomous and Controlled Motivations School-Subjects-Specific ?. In: PLOS ONE, 2015, vol. 10, n° 8, p. e0134660. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:77333|