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Vad predicerar vilja till vidare studier?: Akademisk motivation, locus of control, kön, mammas utbildningsnivå och pappas utbildningsnivå.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet var att undersöka vilja till vidare studier genom att beräkna valda prediktorers bidrag till förklarad varians. En enkätundersökning genomfördes med 144 sistaårselever på gymnasiet, för att undersöka om deras akademiska motivation, locus of control, föräldrars utbildningsnivå och kön kunde predicera deras vilja att läsa vidare. Utfallsvariabeln konstruerades inför studien och prövades i en förstudie, där ett cronbachs alpha på .93 påvisades. Instrumentet mätte vilja till vidare studier utifrån elevernas lust, attityd och beteende. Resultatet visade en förklarad varians på 59,5 % för samtliga prediktorer, yttre akademisk motivation var den starkaste prediktorn för vilja till vidare studier. Moderns, men inte faderns, utbildningsnivå bidrog signifikant till variansen, så även akademisk icke-motivation och locus of control. Resultatet kan öka statusen för yttre motivation som verktyg i undervisning, men väcker vidare frågor gällande exempelvis föräldrars påverkan på elevers vilja att studera vidare. Begränsningar finns i resultatets generaliserings- och tolkningsmöjligheter till följd av studiens urvalsmetod.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore willingness to engage in higher education by calculating the chosen predictors’ explanatory variance. A questionnaire based survey was conducted on 144 senior high school students, to see whether their academic motivation type, locus of control, parental education level and sex could predict their willingness to engage in higher education. The dependent variable was constructed for the purpose of the study and was tested in a pilot study, and produced a Cronbach’s alpha of .93. The instrument measured the students willingness to higher education based on desire, attitude and behaviour. The result showed an explained variance of 59,9 % for all predictors, where external academic motivation was the strongest predictor for willingness to engage in higher education. The mother’s, but not the father’s, education level contributed significantly to the variance, as did academic amotivation and locus of control. The result can increase the status of external motivation as a tool in education, but also gives rise to further questions, for example regarding parents influence on students’ willingness to engage in higher education. There are limits in the way the result can be interpreted and generalized, due to the sampling process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 33
Keywords [sv]
Vilja, eftergymnasiala studier, akademisk motivation, locus of control, föräldrars utbildningsnivå, kön
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64280DiVA, id: diva2:1098673
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Psychologist Programme, 300 credits
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Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-24 Last updated: 2017-05-31Bibliographically approved

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