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Academic Motivation Scale: adaptation and psychometric analyses for high school and college students

Authors Stover J, de la Iglesia, Rial A, Fernandez Liporace M

Received 21 April 2012

Accepted for publication 25 May 2012

Published 25 July 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 71—83


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Juliana Beatriz Stover,1 Guadalupe de la Iglesia,1 Antonio Rial Boubeta,2 Mercedes Fernández Liporace1

1Buenos Aires University and National Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2Santiago de Compostela University, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Abstract: The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS), supported in Self-Determination Theory, has been applied in recent decades as well in high school as in college education. Although several versions in Spanish are available, the underlying linguistic and cultural differences raise important issues when they are applied to Latin-American population. Consequently an adapted version of the AMS was developed, and its construct validity was analyzed in Argentine students. Results obtained on a sample that included 723 students from Buenos Aires (393 high school and 330 college students) verified adequate psychometric properties in this new version, solving some controversies regarded to its dimensionality.

Keywords: Academic Motivation, self-determination, confirmatory factor analysis, internal consistency

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