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A Descriptive Analysis of High School Student Motivators for Success


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of the quantitative descriptive study was to gain an understanding of the motivating factors leading high school students from rural and urban schools to receive a diploma. A revised version of the High School Motivation Scale (Close, 2001; Solberg et al., 2007) generated from SurveyMonkey.com was administered to high school graduates 18 years of age and older, through the social network Facebook. The study did not specifically measure the independent variables found in the research questions: graduation success rates, parental support, peer influence, and academic preparation. The research questions were generally answered by the surrogate variables that were chosen for the similarity to the variables in the research questions. The general success factors noted in the study were the importance of learning, the importance of education, and not wanting to let others down. Strategies that include the students, parents, teachers, school administrators, public officials, and policy makers might be more successful if learner input about what made them successful is included.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational leadership;
School counseling;
Secondary education;
Organizational behavior;
Secondary school students;
Motivation;
Academic achievement
Classification
0449: Educational leadership
0519: School counseling
0533: Secondary education
0703: Organizational behavior
Identifier / keyword
Education; Social sciences; Dropout; Facebook; Graduation success; High school; Motivation; Quantitative descriptive study
Title
A Descriptive Analysis of High School Student Motivators for Success
Author
Booker, Janet Maria
Number of pages
158
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 72/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124828107
Advisor
Hartman, Rita
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3471687
ProQuest document ID
887707782
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/887707782
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