Science motivation questionnaire II: Validation with science majors and nonscience majors

  title={Science motivation questionnaire II: Validation with science majors and nonscience majors},
  author={Shawn M. Glynn and P. Brickman and Norris Armstrong and Gita Taasoobshirazi},
  journal={Journal of Research in Science Teaching},
  • Shawn M. Glynn, P. Brickman, +1 author Gita Taasoobshirazi
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching
  • From the perspective of social cognitive theory, the motivation of students to learn science in college courses was examined. The students—367 science majors and 313 nonscience majors—responded to the Science Motivation Questionnaire II, which assessed five motivation compo- nents: intrinsic motivation, self-determination, self-efficacy, career motivation, and grade motivation. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses provided evidence of questionnaire construct validity. The motivation… CONTINUE READING
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