Academic Worldview Differences and Motivation
           Roberta King Mitchell, James Madison University, VA
           C. Leigh Nelson, James Madison University, VA
A diary study of 207 college students revealed differences in motivation to give 
a speech among three academic worldview groups.  Academic ethic adherents (who do 
not drink alcohol and study/practice on weekends and weekdays) were more motivated 
overall and were more motivated days away from a performance event than weekday 
ethic adherents (who drink only on weekends but study/practice only on weekdays) 
and party ethic adherents (who drink on weekends and weekdays and use cramming 

Academic Exchange Quarterly  Winter 2008: Volume 12, Issue 4  
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