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The Effects of Future Life Goals on Engagement and Burnout among University Students: The Mediating Role of Self-determined Motivation

  • Global Creative Leader: Education & Learning
  • Abbr : GCL
  • 2023, 13(4), pp.21-49
  • DOI : 10.34226/gcl.2023.13.4.21
  • Publisher : Research Institute for Gifted & Talented Education, Soongsil University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : November 22, 2023
  • Accepted : November 30, 2023
  • Published : December 30, 2023

YoonJung Cho 1 Sungok serena Shim 2 Hwang, Sori 1 Helsper, Addison 3

1성신여자대학교
2Ball State Univ.
3Ball State University

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ABSTRACT

The current study investigated the mediating role of self-determined motivation in the relationship between future life goals and academic engagement and burnout of 308 Chinese Medical University students. The path analysis results revealed that distinct future life goals (financial success, social status, and communal goals) corresponded to distinct levels of self-determined motivation. These motivational levels subsequently impacted both academic engagement and burnout. Financial goals predicted heightened burnout through a pathway of controlled motivation. Social status goals, while positively influencing academic engagement via increased autonomous motivation, also contributed to elevated burnout through controlled motivation. On the contrary, communal goals amplified academic engagement through augmented autonomous motivation while simultaneously reducing burnout by diminishing amotivation. These findings emphasize the significant role of students’ future life goals in understanding their current academic motivation and engagement.

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