Student motivation in supplemental science programs

Cynthia Hudley, Vichet Chhuon, Francisco Carranza, Amber González

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Two studies examined students' science motivation at two supplemental science programs, After School Science (N = 22) and Summer Science Camp (N = 33). We surveyed students at each program and interviewed staff members to understand each program's goals and activities. Findings suggest that the two programs differentially influence interest and motivation, and the staff's goals for students differed by program. Results have implications for the design of supplemental science education programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-396
Number of pages14
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Achieve-ment motivation
  • After school programs
  • Middle school
  • Science education
  • Supplemental education


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