Does Motivation Predict Persistence and Academic Success?

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This study researches the relationship between motivation and academic success as measured by the Valence, Instrumentality, and Expectancy Scale. Utilizing Vroom’s Expectancy Theory as the framework, the research assesses the responses of 375 nurse assistant students in the state of Illinois to evaluate the self-report of the constructs of Vroom’s Expectancy theory in relation to their performance on a standardized high stakes test.

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Whittington, K. (2015) Does Motivation Predict Persistence and Academic Success?. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 10-16. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2015.51002.

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