Cross-Cultural difference in Academic Motivation, Academic Self-Esteem, and Upward Social Mobility within a student cohort.

Mugabe, Colliss and Brug, Peary and Catling, Jonathan (2016) Cross-Cultural difference in Academic Motivation, Academic Self-Esteem, and Upward Social Mobility within a student cohort. Psychology Teaching Review, 22 (2). pp. 53-68. ISSN 0965-948X

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Abstract

The relationship between Academic motivation, Support structures, Self-esteem, and Social mobility was assessed between three culturally distinct Higher Education student cohorts. Two hundred and sixty seven students took part in the study: 64 American undergraduates; 100 British undergraduates, and 103 Ugandan undergraduates. Using a number of appropriate, validated questionnaires, intergenerational upward social mobility was found to be academically motivating, both intrinsically and extrinsically. Intergenerational upward mobility was significantly positively correlated with academic self-esteem. Cultural differences were found primarily in intrinsic, extrinsic and intergenerational upward mobility scores, with Ugandan students endorsing these variables significantly more than the American students, and American students endorsing them significantly more than the British students. These findings are discussed in relation to the potential impact on student social mobility both here and abroad.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: "This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record."
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
School/Department: School of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Peary Brug
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 11:00
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1223

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