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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Motivation programs

Overview

  • Influence: Motivation programs
  • Domain: Curricula
  • Sub-Domain: Other curricula programs
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have positive impact
  • Influence Definition: Because motivation is claimed to be a significant factor in academic success, motivation programs seek to inculcate motivation in students.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 120
  • Number of students: 69,161
  • Number of effects: 138
  • Effect size: 0.33

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Review of Educational Research Lazowski & Hulleman Motivation interventions in education: A meta-analytic review 2016 Motivation programs on achievement 74 38,377 92 0.49
Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies Wagner & Szamoskozi Romania Effects of Direct Academic Motivation-Enhancing Intervention Programs: A Meta-Analysis 2012 Motivation programs on achievement 17 3,720 17 0.29
Unpublished Thesis Berg USA Values-Based Character Education: A Meta-Analysis of Program Effects on Student Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors 2003 Character Ed programs on knowledge 29 27,064 29 0.20
TOTAL/AVERAGE 120 69,161 138 0.33

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 4 2 3
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