Journal article
Research-oriented learning as stimulation of self-determination and autonomy: Person-related conditions and motivational mediators



Publication Details
Authors:
Hänze, M.; Moegling, K.
Publication year:
2004
Journal:
Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht
Pages range:
113-125
Volume number:
51
Start page:
113
End page:
125
ISSN:
0342-183X

Abstract
The present study focused on personality variables und motivational effects of research-oriented learning in small teams. 136 students from 11th and 12th grade classrooms participated in a teaching unit on research-oriented learning in small teams. They answered questionnaires with respect to their goal and uncertainty orientations, their perceptions of a learning context that would support self-determination, to their intrinsic motivation and their attitudes towards Self-determined or cooperative learning. The performance of the students was assessed by the teacher's evaluation of the student's work output. Perceiving a learning context as supportive for self-determination had a positive effect on performance as well as on the attitude towards self-determined learning; these effects were partially mediated by intrinsic motivation. High uncertainty orientation supported the perception of self-determination in the learning environment. Task-oriented students were more intrinsically motivated, and the ego-oriented students showed better performance.

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