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Avaliação Psicológica

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MARRONE, Daniela Bergesch D'Incao  and  HUTZ, Claudio Simon. Academic Motivation and Contingent Self-Esteem: Investigating the Relation with Life Satisfaction, Hope and Optimism. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.4, pp. 419-428. ISSN 1677-0471.

Motivation for learning is fundamental and closely related to external and internal factors and to the extent to which they interrelate. Accordingly, self-esteem can be an indicator of how the individual deals with the environment and with internal pressure, especially when this is based on external contingencies. This study sought to investigate, in a sample of university students, the relationship of the type of motivation with self-esteem and characteristics such as personality, optimism, hope, and life satisfaction. In the study sample, an association was found between extrinsic motivation in the academic environment and the contingency domains of academic competence, competition, and appearance. We concluded that the findings are in line with the literature and indicate the need for intervention strategies in higher education, aiming to promote an environment that is more favorable to the intrinsic interest in studying.

Keywords : academic motivation; contingent self-esteem; life satisfaction; hope; optimism.

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