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What is Amotivation

Handbook of Research on Program Development and Assessment Methodologies in K-20 Education
The absence of motivation.
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Academic Motivation: For the Love of Learning
Heather M. W. Petrelli (University of South Florida, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3132-6.ch021
What leads to academic success? Why are some students able to achieve academically and others not? A breadth of research exists supporting the notion of motivation as having a significant impact on academic success. This chapter investigated historical and theoretical developments of motivation from the Greek Philosophers, through the Industrial Revolution, to the perspective of motivation in fulfilling psychological needs. Once the general concept of motivation is fully exhausted, academic motivation is explored from theoretical foundations to current research on factors influencing academic motivation and the impact of academic motivation on academic achievement. This foundation has practical implications for assessment of motivation and curricular and program development as a result.
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It is an individual's behavior that occurs outside of their control without an internal or external motivation.
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Enhancing Work-Life Balance and Research Engagement Among Students in Higher Education Institutions
When individuals do not experience contingencies between outcomes and their own actions, in which case feelings of incompetence and expectancies of uncontrollability are unavoidable.
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Teacher Motivation and Constructivist Teaching Activities in Blended Learning Environments: The Engagement Perspective
A provisional state (emotion) of inability or refusal of an individual to engage in a specific activity, event or behaviour caused by prolonged or substandard conditions.
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