Measures of academic motivation: A conceptual review

Ross Moen, Kenneth O. Doyle

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This review examines the measurement of academic motivation in college students. It distinguishes pencil-and-paper group-administered instruments according to their conceptions of academic motivation: academic motivation taken as a single general motivation, as single specific motivations, or as a complex of motivations. It evaluates these classes of instruments in terms of the interpretability and the utility of the information each type of instrument is likely to provide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1978


  • academic motivation
  • motivation


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