Middle School Students’ Motivation and Quality of Experience: A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional School Environments

@article{Rathunde2005MiddleSS,
  title={Middle School Students’ Motivation and Quality of Experience: A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional School Environments},
  author={Kevin Rathunde and Mih{\'a}ly Cs{\'i}kszentmih{\'a}lyi},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={111},
  pages={341 - 371}
}
This study compared the motivation and quality of experience of demographically matched students from Montessori and traditional middle school programs. Approximately 290 students responded to the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) and filled out questionnaires. Multivariate analyses showed that the Montessori students reported greater affect, potency (i.e., feeling energetic), intrinsic motivation, flow experience, and undivided interest (i.e., the combination of high intrinsic motivation and… Expand
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