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Motivation and Interest Research Project Student Survey The University of Sydney

Please indicate your responses to this survey on the answer sheet provided using the following key: Strongly Disagree A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. Disagree B Neutral C Agree D Strongly Agree E

I participate more when class work involves interesting tasks. Considering the difficulty of this unit of study, the teacher, and my skills, I think I will do well in this unit of study. In a unit of study like this, I prefer course material that really challenges me so I can learn new things. The most important thing for me right now is improving my overall grade point average, so my main concern in this unit of study is getting a good grade. I want to do well in this unit of study because it is important to show my ability to my family, friends, employer, or others. I am willing to participate in this unit of study because the students are involved in discussions. I work hard at my studies because I find the material interesting. I am willing to participate in this unit of study because the teacher does not put a lot of pressure on me. I am willing to participate in this unit of study because the teacher uses a variety of teaching methods. The main thing I want to acquire during my studies is professional skills. Im confident I can learn the basic concepts taught in this unit of study. If I can, I want to get better grades in this unit of study than most of the other students. I am willing to participate in this unit of study because the content is exciting and changeable. I am very interested in the content area of this unit of study. The most satisfying thing for me in this unit of study is trying to understand the content as thoroughly as possible. When I have the opportunity in this unit of study, I choose assignments that I can learn from even if they dont guarantee a good grade. Im certain I can understand the most difficult material presented in the readings for this unit of study. I believe I will receive an excellent grade in this unit of study. My most important goal in my studies is to prepare myself for entering a career. I do not find this unit of study very interesting so I keep my work to the minimum. I am willing to participate in this unit of study because it is challenging. Im confident I can do an excellent job on the assignments and tests in this unit of study. In a unit of study like this, I prefer course material that arouses my curiosity, even if it is difficult to learn. I feel that nearly any topic can be highly interesting once I get into it. I like the subject matter of this unit of study. Im confident I can understand the most complex material presented by the instructor in this unit of study. It is important for me to learn the course material in this unit of study. Understanding the subject matter of this unit of study is very important to me. I chose this degree because the work I can do with it after graduating interests me greatly. I am willing to participate in this unit of study because the teacher pays attention to me. Im certain I can master the skills being taught in this unit of study. I think I will be able to use what I learn in this unit of study in other units of study. If I have the choice, I particularly like to take those subjects which seem useful to me in my present or future career. Getting a good grade in this unit of study is the most satisfying thing for me right now. I think the course material in this unit of study is useful for me to learn. I expect to do well in this unit of study. I have to be in higher education in order to do the sort of work I want to do.

END OF SURVEY. THANK YOU.

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