Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Pankratz, Alecia


Developing, supporting, and encouraging academic motivation within the classroom through a wide variety of internal and external forces that develop and support academic motivation is essential in providing all students with a successful learning opportunity. This study seeks to uncover the fundamental principles that drive academic motivation, and how these drivers can continually be developed in order for students to achieve academic success. By examining the impacts of amotivation, self-efficacy, intrinsic and extrinsic reward systems, as well as the impact of relational social constructs, readers will better understand the foundations of academic motivation. Additionally, ways to enhance and develop academic success will be identified based on the core tenants of what drives academic motivation.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis