Reading motivation as the key to reading success? Studying the relations between reading comprehension, reading frequency and reading motivation and the impact of a reading promotion Ghent University
This study will investigate which theoretical and empirical validated model can explain the relationships between reading performance, reading frequency and reading motivation in elementary schools. Furthermore, the impact of a reading promotion intervention programme on the reading motivation, frequency and comprehension of elementary school children will be explored.
Promoting Athletes’ Motivation and Engagement: Towards a Refinement of Coaches’ Motivating Style Based on Self-Determination Theory KU Leuven
Besides its health-enhancing benefits, sport participation has shown to positively affect youth athletes’ psychosocial (e.g., cooperation), behavioral (e.g., being persistent), and leadership (e.g., being assertive) development (Côté, 2002; Eley & Kirk, 2002; Wright & Côté, 2003). Coaches take up a crucial role in motivating their athletes towards long-term sport participation, as they can be considered as the most important ...
The experiences and motivation of unemployed people in South Africa: A person- and variable-centred perspective KU Leuven
The psychological impact of unemployment is well documented. Psychological well-being and (re)employment remains high on the agenda for professionals assisting the unemployed. Key in transitioning to employment are the well-being (i.e. affective experiences), the value one attaches to employment (i.e. employment commitment), and the effort that one invests into searching for a job (i.e. job search intensity). Furthermore, the reason(s) for ...
Enhancing motivation and engagement of cognitively gifted secondary school students: survey and intervention research KU Leuven
Fostering and developing talents of all youth is an important goal of today’s education and student care. Educational policy in Flanders is currently especially focused on meeting the needs of students with various difficulties in participating in education. However, to secure a society’s innovative capacity and future welfare, it is of paramount importance to broaden the care to students with high or even outstanding cognitive abilities ...
Effects of motivation on visual attention: an integrated psychophysiological approach Ghent University
Attention allows to attend to relevant information in the environment while suppressing irrelevant
one. It can operate based on multiple cues available at a given time. Usually a dichotomy is
proposed in the existing literature between bottom-up (or stimulus-driven) and top-down (or
goalrelated) attention control effects. Yet, changes in motivation are usually not considered in this
dominant framework, although it can ...
Opening the black box of performance-based financing (PBF) in the health sector: a case study on motivation, rent seeking behavior and M&E in Uganda Institute of Tropical Medicine
The effect of multimedia hyperlinks in fiction on reading motivation and immersion in adolescent readers: An empirical study. University of Antwerp
Introduction: For the first time in Belgium, the social cost for work disabled people is larger than the cost for unemployed people. Work disability and reintegration is a shared responsibility of each of following: the curative doctor, the patient itself, the doctor in occupational medicine, the employer and the medical advisor. This doctoral research focusses on the impact of the last one on the process of return to work. Increasingly, the ...
Well-being, psychopathology, treatment motivation and recidivism risk in detained adolescent delinquents. KU Leuven
A large proportion of young delinquents, who are characterized by persistent antisocial behavior and are placed in residential settings, are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders (prevalence rates varying between 50% and 90%). Examples are ADHD, conduct disorder but also depression and anxiety disorders. Additionally, childhood maltreatment or other traumas are also prevalent. Both psychopathological symptoms as well as trauma have been ...