School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
academic motivation, acculturation, cross-cultural kids, cultural identity, personal value orientation
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Other Education
Smith, Dennis Steve, "The Predictive Relationship Between Cultural Identity, Value Orientation, Acculturation and the Cross-Cultural Student's Academic Motivation in the International School Setting" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1037.
This predictive correlational study examined the relationships between academic motivation and cultural identity, value orientation, and acculturation for a cross-cultural student population in an international school setting. This study was conducted at an international school in Thailand and all high school students (grade 10-12) enrolled during the 2014-2015 school year comprised the sample population. Participants completed an online survey comprised of the Portraits Value Questionnaire (PVQ), Socio-Cultural Adaptive Scale (SCAS), and a subscale of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Styles (PALS 2000) instruments as well as a short demographic questionnaire. The results of the survey were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression statistics in order to identify any predictive relationships between the predictor variables (cultural identity, value orientation, and acculturation) and the criterion variable (student academic motivation). The results of the study suggest that personal value orientation and acculturation are the best predictors of extrinsic academic motivation.