Title

Academic motivation: Concepts, strategies, and counseling approaches

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Publication Title

Professional School Counseling

Publisher

American School Counselor Association

Volume

16

Issue

3

First page number:

158

Last page number:

171

Abstract

Motivation is an important foundation of academic development in students. This article discusses academic motivation; its various component concepts in areas such as beliefs, goals, and values; and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. It also presents major, widely studied theoretical perspectives of academic motivation and briefly illustrates strategies for increasing academic motivation.The article addresses the importance of the school counselor's role in student academic development and describes preventive (classroom guidance) and remedial (small-group counseling intervention and individual counseling intervention) approaches that school counselors can utilize for promoting academic motivation.

Keywords

Academic Achievement; Counseling Techniques; Counselor Role; Educational Strategies; Goal Orientation; Group Counseling; Intervention; Learning Motivation; Low Achievement; Prevention; School Counseling; School Counselors; Student Motivation

Disciplines

Counseling | Counselor Education | Education | Educational Psychology | Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Language

English

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