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Motivational orientations and learning strategies of engineering students using MSLQ

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Motivational orientations and learning strategies of engineering students using MSLQ. / Pyrhönen, Veli-Pekka.

Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual conference: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. European Society for Engineering Education SEFI, 2018. p. 411-418.

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Pyrhönen, V-P 2018, Motivational orientations and learning strategies of engineering students using MSLQ. in Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual conference: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. European Society for Engineering Education SEFI, pp. 411-418, SEFI Annual Conference, 17/09/18.

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Pyrhönen, V-P. (2018). Motivational orientations and learning strategies of engineering students using MSLQ. In Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual conference: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence (pp. 411-418). European Society for Engineering Education SEFI.

Vancouver

Pyrhönen V-P. Motivational orientations and learning strategies of engineering students using MSLQ. In Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual conference: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. European Society for Engineering Education SEFI. 2018. p. 411-418

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Pyrhönen, Veli-Pekka. / Motivational orientations and learning strategies of engineering students using MSLQ. Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual conference: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. European Society for Engineering Education SEFI, 2018. pp. 411-418

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