Study is First to Look at Outcomes of Students Driven by Relationship Motivation
I had a real hard time in college. I read the article principally for insight as to how motivations may affect or effect my chances for success now. Some of the results seem predictable — Students who enroll in college principally to socialize with others don’t do as well academically as others. — but there are a number of twists along gender and color lines. “Students of color” are more likely than others to be motivated by a desire to “give back” to one’s community or to improve one’s own financial circumstances.