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Stages-of-learning motivation: Development and validation of a measure

Michael Cole, Stanley G. Harris & Hubert S. Feild

abstract Prochaska and colleagues’(e.g., Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross, 1992) stages-of-change theory was employed in the current study to reconceptualize the assessment of motivation to learn. We used the stages-of-change framework to develop and test a multidimensional measure of learning motivation using 3 independent samples. The pattern of relationships among the learning stages and learning criteria provided strong support for the appropriateness of using a stage-based perspective to frame learning motivation. In addition, hierarchical regression analysis showed that the Stages of Learning Motivation Inventory (SOLMI) explained variance in the criteria (e.g., exam average, class satisfaction) beyond controls and a commonly used measure of learning motivation. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 1-8-2004
journal Journal of Applied Social Psychology
publisher Bellwether (Columbia, Md.)
ISSN 0021-9029
ISSN (online) 1559-1816
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2004.tb02013.x
volume of journal 34
number of issue 7
page(s) 1421-1456
review double-blind review
   
citation Cole, M., Harris, S. G., & Feild, H. S. (2004). Stages-of-learning motivation: Development and validation of a measure. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34(7), 1421-1456, DOI:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2004.tb02013.x.