THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THE STUDENTS' MOTIVATIONAL PROFILE FOR THE ORIENTATION OF DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES
This research highlights the importance of knowing the motivational profile for teaching the students.
Motivation, being a psychological factor, is manifested personalized, in every individual. Still, as any personality trait, motivation has common characteristics that appear in all who take part in the educational act. If the personal characteristics of each individual help the teacher in her/his efforts to motivate and encourage the students individually, the common characteristics help her/him to motivate the whole group of students. Thus, the aim of this study was to emphasize these common motivational characteristics in a group of students, and to sketch out a motivational profile of the students.
The results of the research have confirmed the existence of certain common characteristics in the motivational profiles of a group of students; these characteristics were highlighted by the correlation between the motivation for learning, and the orientation in the teaching activity performed in universities. The conclusions of this study converge toward the idea that the proper use of motivation in the teaching activity helps improve the students' academic performances.