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Avaliação Psicológica

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SCACCHETTI, Fabio Alexandre Pereira; OLIVEIRA, Katya Luciane de  and  RUFINI, Sueli Édi. Motivation for learning in vocational technical education. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.2, pp. 297-305. ISSN 1677-0471.

Motivation in school context is a matter of education discussed in different places and cultures. The research focused on analyzing the motivation for learning in students of vocational technical education. The overall objective was to identify the motivational profile to learn, besides adapting the scale validated in elementary school. As a method adopted descriptive approach with lifting and correlational designs. 709 students from a private and a public institution participated. They completed a continuum questionnaire of motivation. The data collected were subjected to analysis of descriptive and inferential statistics. Noteworthy are evidence of validity; the structure confirmed five factors in factor analysis; the total variance was of 61.68 %. The scale showed the following Cronbach's alfas, demotivation (0.78), extrinsic motivation with external regulation (0.70), introjected regulation (0.82), identified regulation (0.85) and intrinsic motivation (0.69). This study contributes to understanding the motivational patterns of students in vocational technical education.

Keywords : learning; motivation for learning; vocational technical education.

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