Motivation factors associated with future mathematics course choice in Year 10 Western Australian students

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Abstract

This research focused upon motivation factors (expectancy for success, subjective task value, sense of belonging and mindset) associated with the mathematics course choices made by Year 10 students. The specific focus was on higher-level courses, and on students with a tendency to under-aspire in their course selections. Expectancy for success and subjective task value emerged as salient predictive factors for most students. Clear gender differences were also seen in specific motivation factors. The relative influence of parents, teachers and peers in course selections was evaluated. Implications for promoting participation in higher-level mathematics courses in Years 11 and 12 are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Chapman, Elaine, Supervisor
  • Male, Sally, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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