Genesis of Research on Motivational Salience

Motivational Salience as Motivated Behaviour

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The available theories of motivational salience focus on why people act in a certain way and how this determines their behaviour.
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Sobre o autor

Elitsa Petrova is Associate Professor, PhD in the Social, Economic and Legal Sciences area of higher education at the Vasil Levski National Military University, Bulgaria. She is Legal Entity Appointed Representative of the Vasil Levski National Military University, Bulgaria for Horizon 2020 and De


The research objective of the work is to analyse motivational salience and satisfaction in security and defence training on the example of higher education institutions in Europe and to provide guidance on how to formulate a methodology for conducting research on motivation for learning and activity and its relation to the satisfaction of the learners, and on this basis to formulate recommendations for improvement of the motivational salience in an academic environment.

About the Author

Elitsa Stoyanova Petrova is the author of over 150 scientific publications, including 3 of her own monographs, co-author in 4 monographs, co-author in a book; she has 5 published textbooks, 1 participation in an educational tool, over 100 articles and papers in specialized Bulgarian and international scientific journals. She has more than 100 citations of her scientific publications. She is a member of scientific boards and a reviewer of over 10 journals and conferences.

  • Introduction
  1. Motivational salience as motivated behaviour of the individual in the learning process
    1. The motivational aspect of the training and education
    2. Human cognitive activity as a mental action or process of acquiring knowledge in terms of motivational salience
  2. Self-assessment, self-efficacy and social learning as socio-cognitive models of building individual behaviour
    1. Social-cognitive models of construction of individual behaviour
    2. The theory of social learning
  3. Motivation and satisfaction with human activity as determinants of motivational salience
    1. Motivation and systematization of motivational theories
    2. Satisfaction with learning in the educational process
  • Conclusion
  • Reference
  • Parts ot the reviews
  • The author