The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS)

The Echelle de Motivation en Education (EME) is based on the tenets of self-determination theory and is composed of 28 items subdivided into 7 subscales assessing three types of intrinsic motivation (intrinsic motivation to know, to accomplish things, and to experience stimulation), three types of extrinsic motivation (external, introjected, and identified regulation), and amotivation. The EME was translated into English and named the Academic Motivation Scale. The English version, the AMS, showed satisfactory levels of internal consistency temporal stability over a one-month period. A confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the 7-factor structure of the AMS.

Content

Topics
Outcome Orientation
Skills
Motivation
Subskills
Internal Motivation, External Motivation, Amotivation
Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
French

Administration Information

Length
15-20 minutes
Price

Free

Training
Not indicated
Qualifications
None
Administration
Individual,
Paper
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Sivrikaya, A. H. (2019). The Relationship between Academic Motivation and Academic Achievement of the Students. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 5(2), 309 315. doi:10.20448/journal.522.2019.52.309.315

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes