Intrinsic Motivational Factors in the Use of ePortfolios by Students in Master’s Degree Programs in Education
In this paper, the authors intend to analyze the intrinsic factors that could motivate students to create and use an ePortfolio. The participants of the study were students of Master’s Degree Programs in Secondary Education from three different universities in Spain. For this study, the authors used an online, quantitative survey administered through Google Forms. The intrinsic motivation was measured using a survey adapted from the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI). This instrument evaluated the following dimensions: the perceived competence while working with the ePortfolio, the effort invested in the task, the value or usefulness of this task, and the pressure or tension felt by the students while carrying out this activity. Our data show that the most important intrinsic factors motivating students are the appreciation of the value and usefulness of the ePortfolio, followed by the students’ perception of the acquired competence.
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