• Modeling and Verification of the Structure of Motivation for Chinese College Students in the Participation of Innovative   [CPSH 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Lianghong Hui, Yafeng Zhang
  • This thesis mainly explores the motivation of Chinese college students who participated in the "Challenge Cup", a national competition for extracurricular academic and technological achievements in Chinese universities. Based on the relevant motivation theories, the researcher proposed a conceptual causal model for different motivational variables. The SEM (Structural Equation Modeling) method was adopted in order to testify the hypothetical model. The data fits the model very well, which indicates that interest and self-efficacy can significantly predict the effort. Valence as an important mediator plays indirect effect on ef-fort. Mastery orientation, rather than performance orientation, has significant effect on effort. Descriptive sta-tistical results show that mastery orientation has the highest mean (M=4.30), while the lowest mean is per-formance orientation (M=3.57). The overall motivations of college students who got high achievements in this competition are high. The general strength of motivation is comprehensively determined by the system-atic functions of all variables.
  • Innovation; Motivation; "Challenge Cup"; SEM
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