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Title: Passion for math: Relationships between teachers’ emphasis on class contents usefulness, motivation and grades
Authors: Ruiz-Alfonso, Zuleica 
León, Jaime 
UNESCO Clasification: 58 Pedagogía
Keywords: Mathematics
Harmonious passion
Teaching quality
Intrinsic motivation to learn
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Contemporary Educational Psychology 
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher emphasis on the usefulness of class content and students’ harmonious passion, intrinsic motivation to learn, and math achievement in 1170 high school students. Data were analyzed using multilevel structural equation model and results showed support for the hypotheses tested. First, we found that harmonious students perceived passion and intrinsic motivation to learn as different constructs. Second, harmonious passion was positively associated with math achievement. Third, the relationship between harmonious passion and math performance was mediated by intrinsic motivation to learn. Fourth, teacher emphasis on class contents usefulness predicted students’ harmonious passion. Finally, findings were discussed in terms of their implications for educational practice and methodological suggestions for future research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/35375
ISSN: 0361-476X
DOI: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2017.08.010
Source: Contemporary Educational Psychology[ISSN 0361-476X],v. 51, p. 284-292
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