Weekly Fluctuations in Motivation in Introductory Programming

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dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorPesonen, Hannuen_US
dc.contributor.authorHellas, Artoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science Lecturersen_US
dc.contributor.editorQuille, Keithen_US
dc.contributor.editorMaguire, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.editorBecker, Brett A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-08T07:37:34Z
dc.date.available2023-02-08T07:37:34Z
dc.date.issued2022-09-01en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn this study, we look into fluctuations in types of motivation in an introductory programming course. Using weekly surveys to measure intrinsic motivation through interest and enjoyment, willingness to learn, interest in context, and time spent on the programming course, we study the evolution of students' motivation throughout the course. We identify subgroups based on the collected data, and study to what extent the early course motivation and time spent on the course can be used to predict course retention. We observe substantial fluctuations in motivation and time spent over the course rounds, and further identify three subgroups of students in the data with considerable variation in motivation and time spent. At the same time, we observe that despite marked differences in motivation and the time that students spend on the course, these differences, early on in the course, do not seem to help in predicting course dropouts.en
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dc.identifier.citationPesonen , H & Hellas , A 2022 , Weekly Fluctuations in Motivation in Introductory Programming . in K Quille , J Maguire & B A Becker (eds) , UKICER 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research . , 2 , ACM , United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research Conference , Dublin , Ireland , 01/09/2022 . https://doi.org/10.1145/3555009.3555012en
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3555009.3555012en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781450397421
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dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202302082058
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dc.relation.ispartofUnited Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research Conferenceen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUKICER 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Researchen
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordCS1en_US
dc.subject.keywordmotivationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtime spenten_US
dc.subject.keywordweekly surveysen_US
dc.titleWeekly Fluctuations in Motivation in Introductory Programmingen
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