Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Teachers' Perceptions' of Student Motivation
by Blada, Chelsea, M.S., Minot State University, 2019, 53; 22616342
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher’s perceptions of student motivation, specific to students with disabilities. Ninety-four teachers from one upper Midwestern state completed an online survey containing the Perceptions of Student Motivation questionnaire with additional questions added regarding students lacking skills. Results indicated that general educators, special educators, novice teachers, and veteran teachers all perceived students as lacking skills more often than any other cause listed on the PSM relating to motivation. This indicates that educators need to focus on teaching the lacking skills rather than implementing motivational strategies. There is minimal research stating that students are not unmotivated, but are instead lacking the skills needed, which is being disguised as a lack of motivation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pedersen, Holly
Commitee: Borisinkoff, Evan, Borden-King, Lisa
School: Minot State University
Department: Special Education
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Special education
Keywords: Student motivation, Students with disabilities, Teacher perceptions
Publication Number: 22616342
ISBN: 9781085673433
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