Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Faculty of Psychology, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran

2 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Dabir University, Shahid Rajaei University, Tehran, Iran


The educational motivation plays an important role in the classroom learning. But a careful research in this field has not been done yet in Iran. In this research، we try to study the relations among different factors like individual، family، social، and school with educational motivation. The research sample included 1015 persons (445 girls & 570 boys) of high school students in Mazandaran province. In this research the samples were selected by a combination sampling( simple & cluster) and completed two questionnaires one of which was Noviki-Streakland and the other was made by the authors The collected data were analyzed by SPSS programs while Pearson correlation coefficient along with regression analysis were utilized. The research results reveal positive significant corrections between student’s motivation and the individual factors، the institutional factors، and، the social factors. Social- economic status of student’s families، however، did not show any significant correlations with motivations; while other family factors were found to be important. We can conclude that the student learning motivation is not a purely internal and psychological phenomenon but is much related to external factors such as social، institutional، and individual factors.


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