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Title: Effective student motivation commences with resolving 'dissatisfiers'
Authors: Prescott, Ann
Simpson, Edward
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Motivation
Hygiene factors
Absence
Withdrawal
Retention
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in the Journal of Further and Higher Education¬© 2004 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Journal of Further and Higher Education is available online at http://www.informaworld.com and http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309877042000241733. This is the author's final version of this article. Published version (c)Taylor & Francis.
Citation: Prescott, A. and Simpson, E. 2004. Effective student motivation commences with resolving 'dissatisfiers'. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 28(3): pp.247-259. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309877042000241733
Abstract: The evolution in students' expectations based on Maslow's theory of human motivation shows a transition from expectations having an effect upon motivation towards those providing a satisfactory experience. Maslow's argument was that once the lower level needs, such as physiological and safety needs, are met other higher needs emerge. In the context of student motivation, once environmental conditions are satisfied, the individual becomes dominated by the unsatisfied needs and other hygiene factors related to their studies dominate their experience and expectations. However, the environmental conditions must be satisfied before progress to other levels will succeed. Failure to address these basic issues at the commencement of a student's course of study can lead to absence and the subsequent lack of academic integration is a significant contributor to withdrawal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/956
ISSN: 0309-877X
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