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A comparative analysis between primary and secondary teachers: A self-determination perspective

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Abstract


  • The importance of student motivation within a student’s educational

    career can be viewed as a cornerstone to effective pedagogy and

    student learning. Xiang, Lee and Shen (2001) have indicated that as

    student’s progress throughout the K-12 system, their level of

    motivation tends to decrease. As such, a question of intrigue is

    whether teachers within different grade levels provide different

    motivational instruction. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to

    examine the differences between primary and secondary educators

    ability to provide a motivationally-supportive learning context.

    Grounded within the self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan,

    1985), this study utilized a quantitative approach to examine grade

    level differences in instruction and student motivation. Data were

    analyzed using a one-way MANOVA of teacher perceptions and two

    one-way ANOVA’s of student scores. Results indicated a significant

    difference between primary and secondary teaching and student

    motivation.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Perlman, D. J. & Pearson, P. (2012). A comparative analysis between primary and secondary teachers: A self-determination perspective. The Shield: research journal of physical education and sports science, 7 (2012), 8-17.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1329&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/330

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 2012

Abstract


  • The importance of student motivation within a student’s educational

    career can be viewed as a cornerstone to effective pedagogy and

    student learning. Xiang, Lee and Shen (2001) have indicated that as

    student’s progress throughout the K-12 system, their level of

    motivation tends to decrease. As such, a question of intrigue is

    whether teachers within different grade levels provide different

    motivational instruction. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to

    examine the differences between primary and secondary educators

    ability to provide a motivationally-supportive learning context.

    Grounded within the self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan,

    1985), this study utilized a quantitative approach to examine grade

    level differences in instruction and student motivation. Data were

    analyzed using a one-way MANOVA of teacher perceptions and two

    one-way ANOVA’s of student scores. Results indicated a significant

    difference between primary and secondary teaching and student

    motivation.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Perlman, D. J. & Pearson, P. (2012). A comparative analysis between primary and secondary teachers: A self-determination perspective. The Shield: research journal of physical education and sports science, 7 (2012), 8-17.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1329&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/330

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 2012