The Motivation and Engagement Scale-University/College (MES-UC)

Created along the Motivation and Engagement Wheel, the Motivation and Engagement Scale consists of eleven motivation and engagement subscales congruent with the eleven first-order factors in the Wheel (i.e., self-efficacy, valuing, mastery orientation, planning, task management, persistence, anxiety, failure avoidance, uncertain control, self-handicapping, and disengagement). The eleven subscales can be separated into four major groups representing the four higher-order motivation and engagement factors (i.e., adaptive cognition, adaptive behaviour, impeding cognition, and maladaptive behaviour). Each of the eleven MES subscales comprises four items—hence, the MES is a 44-item instrument. To respond to the MES, a 7-point Likert-type scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree), is provided—with a 1(strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) scale for use with elementary/primary school students. MES has been adapted for use in 3 different educational stages (primary/elementary school MES-Junior School, high school (MES), university/college MES-University/College) and 3 additional performance domains (Music MES-Music, Work MES-Work, Sport MES-Sport)

Content

Topics
Outcome Orientation,
Self Management
Skills
Motivation, Engagement
Subskills
Self Efficacy, Valuing, Mastery Orientation, Project Planning, Task Management, Persistence, Anxiety, Failure Avoidance, Self/Inhibitory Control, Self-handicapping, Disengagement
Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
10-15 minutes
Price

Option 1- $96.45
-Includes MES pdf, user manual, scoring and profile templates, Excel data entry template, testing guidelines

Option 2- $333.87
-Option 1 + complete Excel data file (once all respondents take MES)

Option 3- $519.35
-Option 1&2 + inclusion of norms (Motivation Quotient-similar to IQ score, Motivation Grades A, B, C, or D) for each student on all 11 motivation factors in Excel file, scoring of raw student data

Option 4- $667.74
-Options 1-3 + set of individual motivation and engagement student profiles and student tip sheets (tip sheet includes advice sheets for all 11 parts of M&E Wheel)

Option 5-$1334.27
-Includes Options 1-4 + school report (school report includes results on 11 factors as a school, broken down by grade and gender, all compared against norms, and difference of genders and grades from norms is also reported)"

Administration
Individual,
Paper
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Contact

Corresponding Author:
Andrew J Martin
Education & Social Work Faculty, Univ. of Sydney
andrew.martin@sydney.edu.au
andrew.martin@unsw.edu.au

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
No