About the Measure

Domains Meta-cognition, Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Value of task; Ability beliefs; Task characteristics; Effort belief
Description This measure ascertains students' reasons for not wanting to study or do their homework.
Example Students are asked to rate reasons for a lack of motivation and rate them. e.g. Because I'm a bit lazy
Link http://selfdeterminationtheory.org/SDT/documents/2006_LegaultGreenPelletier_JEP.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 16
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 12-18
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .76-.89
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4-factor oblique
CFA SB-Chi-square(101) = 455.92
N = 741
p= .001
CFI= .94
NNFI= .93
RMSEA= .05
SRMR = .06
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [.04,.41] with indifference about academics; r= [.06,.30] with academic anxiety; r= [-.46,-.15] with academic self-esteem
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Green-Demers, I., Legault, L., Pelletier, D., & Pelletier, L. G. (2008). Factorial invariance of the Academic Amotivation Inventory (AAI) across gender and grade in a sample of Canadian high school students. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 68(5), 862-880. doi:10.1177/0013164407313368
Legault, L., Green-Demers, I., & Pelletier, L. (2006). Why do high school students lack motivation in the classroom? Toward an understanding of academic amotivation and the role of social support. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98(3), 567–582. doi:10.1037/0022-0663.98.3.567