Study of Adolescents' Academic Personality Types, Learning Behavioral Types and Self-determinative Learning Motivations

청소년의 학습성격유형과 학습행동유형 및 자기결정성 학습동기에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2014.06.18
  • Accepted : 2014.08.07
  • Published : 2014.08.31


This study was conducted to understand the relationships among adolescents' academic personality types (APT), learning behavioral types (LBT) and self-determinative learning motivations (SDLM). Regarding the measuring tools, the U&I APT test developed by Man-kwon KIM and Jong-cheol HAN (2002) and the learning motivation test translated by Kyeong-jin MIN (2006) were used. The study collected data from a total of 237 adolescents. First, gender did not influence the APT and LBT, and in terms of the introjected regulation as in the SDLM, female students were observed to have greater than the male students. Second, the normative type as in the APT was understood to have an identified regulation, an integrated regulation and an internal motivation as in the SDLM higher than those of the behavioral type or ideal type. Third, the normative type would be less rebellious and work harder to achieve a goal compared to the other types. Fourth, when adolescents have this motivation more voluntary and internal, they pursue greater goals for themselves, trying harder to fulfill their goals. The SDLM appeared to be related to most of the LBT.


Academic personality types(APT);Learning behavioral types(LBT);Self-determinative learning motivation(SDLM)


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