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Motivating Factors of High Performing BSN Students in AUCN Legarda Main Campus for School Year 2008 – 2009

Ryan A. Macabudbud | Rachel D. Alba | Alvin A. Aparentado | Jestony D. Dadis | Realiza R. Ventura | Julie S. Diaz

Discipline: Nursing



Students acquire their motivation or inspiration to study from several factors or situations which are varied and distinct from one person to another. Motivating factors are classified into two major categories which are intrinsic and extrinsic. A student who is intrinsically motivated undertakes an activity “for its own sake, for the enjoyment it provides, the learning it permits, or the feelings of accomplishment it evokes”, while a student who is extrinsically motivated performs “in order to obtain some reward or avoid some punishment external to the activity itself” such as grades, stickers, or teacher approval (Mark Lepper, 1988).


The researchers sought to determine the factors that motivate high performing students to excel in class to help inspire low performing students to maximize their innate abilities to attain their highest potential to excel in their academic performance.