Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study

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  • Source:
    Higher Education Studies, v8 n2 p9-28 2018. 20 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1174185
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    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1925-4741
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In this study we examine the determinants of and the relationship among economic knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation over the course of undergraduate studies in a sample of students of business and economics at a university in Germany. We found economic knowledge increased over the course of studies, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation declined, and students became more skeptical in their epistemological beliefs about the objectivity of economic content being taught in their courses. The students' level of economic knowledge was related to intrinsic motivation but unrelated to extrinsic motivation and epistemological beliefs. Furthermore, the students' tendency to become more skeptical over the course of their studies was mitigated by high levels of extrinsic motivation. The use of internationally established assessments such as the Test of Economic Literacy, developed by the Council of Economics Education, enables implications for higher education business and economics programs at the international level to be drawn from our findings.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      57
    • Physical Description:
      20
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2018
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1174185
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BIEWEN, M. et al. Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study. Higher Education Studies, [s. l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 9–28, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 jun. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Biewen M, Happ R, Schmidt S, Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia O. Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study. Higher Education Studies. 2018;8(2):9-28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428. Accessed June 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Biewen, M., Happ, R., Schmidt, S., & Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O. (2018). Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study. Higher Education Studies, 8(2), 9–28. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Biewen, Martin, Roland Happ, Susanne Schmidt, and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia. 2018. “Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study.” Higher Education Studies 8 (2): 9–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Biewen, M. et al. (2018) ‘Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study’, Higher Education Studies, 8(2), pp. 9–28. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 June 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Biewen, M, Happ, R, Schmidt, S & Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O 2018, ‘Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study’, Higher Education Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 9–28, viewed 19 June 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Biewen, Martin, et al. “Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study.” Higher Education Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, Jan. 2018, pp. 9–28. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Biewen, Martin, Roland Happ, Susanne Schmidt, and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia. “Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study.” Higher Education Studies 8, no. 2 (January 1, 2018): 9–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Biewen M, Happ R, Schmidt S, Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia O. Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics--A Longitudinal German Case Study. Higher Education Studies [Internet]. 2018 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Jun 19];8(2):9–28. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174185&custid=s8280428