The goal of the paper is to define and discuss the problem of increasing quantity of university students and graduates and the impact of the university students' motivation on their attitudes to learning and studying at university. The paper is based on the analysis of available scientific literature and the comparison of the results of the authors' survey conducted among students of the Czech Technical university in Prague in the first decade of the twenty-first century and the authors' survey conducted among students of the College of Regional Development in Prague, the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of the Czech Technical University in Prague and the School Management Centre of the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague in 2016. The new data were obtained from 415 students. The results show some interesting tendencies in students' attitudes to learning and studying at university in the Czech Republic.
university student, higher education, human capital, Czech Republic
JANA M. SAFRANKOVÁ, MARTIN SIKYR (2016). The study of university students' motivation. International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. IV(4), pp. 48-59. , DOI: 10.20472/TE.2016.4.4.004
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