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"Jag ska minsann bevisa för mig själv att jag kan!": Motiv, motivation och upplevelser relaterat till högre studier hos några högskolestudenter
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"I will indeed prove to myself that i can!" : Motives, motivation and experiences reported by some students in relation to higher education (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien är att undersöka och skildra några studenters motiv, motivation och upplevelser kring högre studier. I bakgrunden ingår forskning kring studentidentiteter (Bron m. fl., 2013), men efter hand tillkommer andra begrepp och teorier som bidrar till att belysa undersökningsmaterialet. Studien är grundad på kvalitativ metod, med semistrukturerade intervjuer av sex studenter i åldrarna 25-30 år. Resultatet av de sex studenterna redovisas som personporträtt, där både likheter och skillnader mellan studenternas motiv, motivation och upplevelser i relation till högre studier framgår. Några studerar för att kunna få ett arbete, andra för att bevisa för sig själva att de kan. I några fall återfann vi det som kallas för det transformativa lärandet enligt Mezirow (1997).

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The aim of this study is to explore motives, motivation and experiences reported by some students in relation to higher education. The study is inspired by previous research (Bron et al, 2013) about students´ identities, and after the collection of data other theories and previous research were added. The method used is qualitative, specifically semi-structured interviews, based on six interviews with students aged 25-30. Similarities as well as differences in students´ motives and motivation for higher education appear. Some students attend higher education mainly in order to get a job/profession while a few also want to prove to themselves that they are competent enough to succeed in higher education. Occationally, transformative learning (Mezirow, 1997) emerge in data.  

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2014. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Motives, motivations, higher education, transformative learning, normative pressure, push and pull, Bildung
Keyword [sv]
Motiv, motivation, högre studier, transformativt lärande, förväntanstryck, push och pull, bildning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104222OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-104222DiVA: diva2:721515
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Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved

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