M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Academic achievement; Motivation in education
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects motivation plays in determining the success of a student in post secondary education. The relationship between high school GPA (HSGPA), SAT Scores, college GPA (CGPA), and motivation factors were examined. Motivation was measured on the Motivational Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) developed by Paul Pintrich and Elizabeth de Groot. Ninety-two participants responded to the survey. Results corroborated findings from previous research. SAT scores correlate with CGPA; relationships were also observed across several other factors, including HSGPA and CGPA, SAT and Motivation, and HSGPA and SAT scores.
Vartanian, Alexandra, "Motivation and the SAT: what factors help determine college success past standardized testing" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 537.