School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Brian C Yates
academic achievement, ACT scores, basic psychological needs, college readiness, high school achievement, self-determination theory
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Psychology
Hudson, Laura Meeks, "What Factors of Motivation Predict Achievement of College Readiness? A Study of Self-Determination and College Readiness" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1004.
This predictive, correlational study examines the association between the fulfillment of the three basic psychological needs (relatedness, competence, and autonomy) described by self-determination theory and the academic achievement of college readiness as measured by ACT scores. Self-determination theory posits that fulfillment of the three basic psychological needs is associated with greater academic achievement. Juniors from a public high school complete the Basic Psychological Needs Scale questionnaire and the results will be analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression to determine whether or not relatedness, competence, and/or autonomy may be predictors of college readiness achievement.