Motivation to Return and Subsequent Satisfaction among High School Students Enrolled in Montreal Area Outreach Schools

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Title
Motivation to Return and Subsequent Satisfaction among High School Students Enrolled in Montreal Area Outreach Schools
Abstract
The author examines the motivation for return to school, subsequent satisfaction, and the relationship between motivating factors and satisfaction among students enrolled in five small Montreal-area Protestant schools, circa mid-1980s, dedicated to the education of adolescents who wish to return. The author found that the major motivating factors for return to school were related to a desire for academic success rather than social or personal reasons. Younger returned dropouts were more likely to be motivated by the desire to obtain job skills than their older counterparts.Age and sex did not account for significant differences in motivation or subsequent satisfaction with school. Returned dropouts were generally well-satisfied with their current school experience. Major components of satisfaction were academic success and a variety of items related to teacher empathy, and competence.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1987
Language
en
URL
Citation
Hatfield, David J. “Motivation to Return and Subsequent Satisfaction among High School Students Enrolled in Montreal Area Outreach Schools.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1987. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-61145.pdf.
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