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What motivates A-level students to achieve? The role of expectations and values

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Eccles' expectancy-value model of achievement motivation suggests that beliefs about ability and expectations for success are a strong predictor of grades and differences in task value underlie differences in motivation and achievement. This model has not been previously investigated in the context of high stakes examinations in the UK and this study therefore explores the relationships between expectations, values and A-level achievement in 930 students. This is important given the signif...

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Education
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Supervisor
Department:
Education
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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