Motivated Supervision Increases Motivation when Writing a Thesis

If students have the impression that their supervisor is passionate and motivate
If students have the impression that their supervisor is passionate and motivated, this also increases their own motivation. (Image: Mit KI erzeugt)

What influence do supervisors have on the motivation of students working on their thesis? And what effect does grade pressure have? Psychologists at the University of Würzburg investigated in a study.

Students working on their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis usually have supervisors at their side who guide, accompany and possibly also correct them during this time. If students have the impression that their supervisor is passionate and motivated, this also increases their own motivation. Grade pressure, on the other hand, has no direct influence on student motivation during this time.

These are the key findings of a study conducted by psychologists at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU). Dr. ...

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