For every MES and Workbook purchase, Lifelong will donate $5.00 to UNICEF

THE MES, developed by Dr Andrew Martin, IS USED TO ASSESS EACH PART OF THE WHEEL:

Positive Thoughts (Positive Motivation): Self-belief, Valuing, Learning Focus
Positive Behaviors (Positive Engagement): Planning, Task Management, Persistence
Negative Thoughts (Negative Motivation): Anxiety, Failure Avoidance, Uncertain Control
Negative Behaviors (Negative Engagement): Self-sabotage, Disengagement

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THE MES IS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING VERSIONS:

Motivation and Engagement Scale - JUNIOR SCHOOL (MES-JS; Click Here for Sample)

  • For junior/elementary/primary students (9-13 yrs)
  • 'Normed' on over 1,900 junior school students (10-12 years)
  • Option 1: MES Pack (PDF format)
  • Option 2: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service
  • Option 3: MES Pack + Online Data Collection + Scoring ('Norming') Service
  • Option 4: MES Pack + Online Data Collection + Scoring ('Norming') Service + Individual Student Profile and Student Tip Sheets
  • Option 5: MES Pack + Online Data Collection + Scoring ('Norming') Service + Individual Student Profile and Student Tip Sheets + School Report
  • Research Student Option: MES Pack for Research Students (this is Option 1 at discounted license fee)

Motivation and Engagement Scale - HIGH SCHOOL (MES-HS; Click Here for Sample)

  • For high school students (12-19 yrs)
  • 'Normed' on over 37,000 high school students (12-18 years)
  • Option 1: MES Pack (PDF format)
  • Option 2: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service
  • Option 3: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service + Scoring ('Norming') Service
  • Option 4: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service + Scoring ('Norming') Service + Individual Student Profile and Student Tip Sheets
  • Option 5: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service + Scoring ('Norming) Service + Individual Student Profile and Student Tip Sheets + School Report
  • Research Student Option: MES Pack for Research Students (this is Option 1 at discounted license fee)

Motivation and Engagement Scale - UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE (MES-UC; Click Here for Sample)

  • For university, college, higher education students
  • Option 1: MES Pack (PDF format)
  • Option 2: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service
  • Research Student Option: MES Pack for Research Students (this is Option 1 at discounted license fee)

OPTIONS AND PRICING

Option 1: MES PACK (Aus$143.00)

Option 1 Information and Ordering for: Junior/Primary/Elementary SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity/College

MES Pack:

  • Motivation and Engagement Scale (provided as a PDF file: Junior School Sample; High School Sample; University/College Sample)
  • User Manual
  • Scoring and Profile templates
  • Data entry template (Excel format)
  • Testing Guidelines
  • All supplied by e-mail
  • Would you like to add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement? Click Here
Aus$143 is for 1 - 1000 respondents administered the MES. The MES license is for: (a) 1 year or (b) 1000 respondents - whichever expires first. 
IMPORTANT NOTE: An additional Aus$143 is charged for each additional 1 - 1000 respondents administered the MES via the MES Pack (PDF version).

Option 2: MES Pack + ONLINE DATA COLLECTION SERVICE (Aus$495.00)

Online MES Data Collection + Option 1 (above)

Option 2 Information and Ordering for: Junior/Primary/Elementary SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity/College

Online Data Collection Service:

  • Includes all Option 1 materials above + online survey with data collection service
  • When all respondents have completed MES, complete data file sent to you as an Excel file (for a sample, click here)
  • Saves printing costs
  • Saves data entry time and data entry costs
  • Avoids data entry errors
  • Would you like to add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement? Click Here
Aus$495 is for MES Pack (see above) PLUS final data to be collected and emailed (as an Excel file; for a sample, click here) to the client (once data collection is complete) using the MES Online Data Collection Service. This license is for: (a) 1 year or (b) 1000 respondents - whichever expires first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Online Data Collection Service allows online survey completion and email of final Excel data file; Scoring and Profiling Services are separate to this - see Options 3 and 4 below. An additional Aus$495 is charged for each additional 1 - 1000 respondents administered the MES via the Online Data Collection Service.

Option 3: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service + SCORING ('NORMING') SERVICE (Aus$770.00)

Scoring Service + Options 1 and 2 (above)

Option 3 Information and Ordering for: Junior/Primary/Elementary SchoolHigh School

Scoring Service (provided as a fully scored Excel file; for a sample, click here) provides:

  • All Option 1 and 2 services + inclusion of norms for each student on each of the 11 motivation factors in one Excel file
  • All the scoring of raw student data for you – so you do not spend the time converting raw data to norms
  • The following comprehensive score types for each student in an Excel file:
    • 11 Motivation Quotients (similar to IQ scores). These are ‘norm’ scores, so each student can be compared against students of a similar age
    • 11 Motivation Grades (A, B, C, or D) for each Motivation Quotient so students can get a quick sense of their ‘grade’ for each of the 11 motivation factors
    • 11 raw scores out of 100 (/100) that are the basis of the Motivation Quotients and Motivation Grades
  • Scores for all students in one Excel file – along with all students' actual responses to each item in the MES (for a sample, click here).
  • Would you like to add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement? Click Here
Aus$770 is for MES Pack and Online Data Collection (see above) PLUS scores provided for every student emailed (as an Excel file; for a sample, click here) to the client once data collection is complete. Available for MES-JS and MES-HS only. This license is for: (a) 1 year or (b) 1000 respondents - whichever expires first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Online Data Collection Service allows online survey completion and email of final Excel data file; Scoring Service is conducted once, when data collection is complete - each additional Scoring Service request in the 1-year period will incur a fee of Aus$297.

Option 4: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service + Scoring ('Norming') Service + INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PROFILE AND STUDENT TIP SHEETS (Aus$990.00)

1 x Set of Individual Student Profile and Student Tip Sheets + Options 1, 2, and 3 (above)

Option 4 Information and Ordering for: Junior/Primary/Elementary SchoolHigh School

Individual Student Profile Sheets (sample) provide:

  • A motivation and engagement profile sheet for each student (provided in PDF format)
  • Student tip and advice sheets for all 11 parts of the Motivation and Engagement Wheel
  • All the individual student profile sheets for you – so you do not spend the time converting the Excel scores (Option 3) to individual profile sheets
  • This profile sheet provides 'norm scores' for each individual student on each of the 11 motivation factors
  • This profile sheet also provides grades A to D on each of the 11 motivation factors
  • Would you like to add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement? Click Here

Click Here for a Sample Class of Individual Student Profile Sheets

Aus$990 is for MES Pack, Online Data Collection, and Scoring Service (see above) PLUS Individual Student Profile Sheets emailed (as Word and PDF files) to the client once data collection and scoring are complete. Available for MES-JS and MES-HS only. This license is for: (a) 1 year or (b) 1000 respondents - whichever expires first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Online Data Collection Service allows online survey completion and email of final Excel data file; Scoring Service is conducted once, when data collection is complete - each additional Scoring Service request in the 1-year period will incur a fee of Aus$297; Individual Student Profile and Tip Sheets are sent once, when data collection and scoring are complete - each additional request for Individual Student Profile and Tip Sheets in the 1-year period will incur a fee of Aus$297.

Option 5: MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service + Scoring ('Norming') Service + Individual Student Profile and Student Tip Sheets + SCHOOL REPORT (Aus$1980.00)

1 x School Report + Options 1, 2, 3, and 4 (above)

Option 5 Information and Ordering for: Junior/Primary/Elementary SchoolHigh School

School Report provides:

  • Results on each of the 11 motivation factors for your school as a whole, compared against ‘norms’
  • Results on each of the 11 motivation factors for each year level in your school, compared against ‘norms’
  • Results on each of the 11 motivation factors for your boys and girls, compared against ‘norms’
  • Information on the extent to which your school, year levels, and boys and girls are statistically different from ‘norms’.
  • Detailed strategies on each of the 11 motivation factors to help teachers and other school personnel enhance the motivation and engagement of students
  • (Please note that the School Report is a group-level report – individual student scores are included in the Excel file accompanying the School Report)
  • Would you like to add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement? Click Here
Aus$1980 is for MES Pack, Online Data Collection Service, Scoring Service, Individual Student Profile Sheets (see above) PLUS School Report emailed to the client once data collection is complete. Available for MES-JS and MES-HS only. This license is for: (a) 1 year or (b) 1000 respondents - whichever expires first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Online Data Collection Service allows online survey completion and email of final Excel data file; Scoring Service is conducted once, when data collection is complete - each additional Scoring Service request in the 1-year period will incur a fee of Aus$297; Individual Student Profile and Tip Sheets are sent once, when data collection and scoring are complete - each additional request for Individual Student Profile and Tip Sheets in the 1-year period will incur a fee of Aus$297; School Report is prepared once, when data collection and scoring are complete - each additional School Report in the 1-year period will incur a fee of Aus$990 per Report.

Research Student Option: MES Pack for Research Students (Aus$99.00)

Research Student Information and Ordering for: Junior/Primary/Elementary SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity/College

This is Option 1 (MES Pack) at a discounted fee for current research students - and only available for current research students.

MES Pack:

  • Motivation and Engagement Scale (provided as a PDF file: Junior School Sample; High School Sample; University/College Sample)
  • User Manual
  • Scoring and Profile templates
  • Data entry template (Excel format)
  • Testing Guidelines
  • All supplied by e-mail
  • Would you like to add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement? Click Here
Aus$99 is for 1 - 1000 respondents administered the MES; then an additional Aus$99 is required for each additional 1 - 1000 respondents administered the MES. The Research Student MES license is for: (a) 1 year or (b) 1000 respondents - whichever expires first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Lifelong may contact you to request your Supervisor's contact details in order to verify your current research student status.

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE MES

  • Your purchase also includes the Short Form of the MES (11 items)
  • In addition, your purchase includes the Domain-Specific form of MES (eg. for specific school/university/college subjects)
  • The MES is accompanied by a comprehensive User Manual, Score Sheets, and Performance Profile Template Sheets
  • Also included are Data Entry Template for your own data entry and detailed Testing and Administration Guidelines
  • The MES is easily completed in a group or individual context and requires no training for educational and psychological professionals/researchers to administer
  • The MES is based on a sound factor structure and reliable factors
  • Reading age levels are appropriate for each version of the MES (based on Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level assessment)
  • Factors are significantly associated/validated with a wide range of 'outcome' measures
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  • To add the Workbook intervention to your MES measurement, click here

PARENTS wanting their child's motivation assessed should contact their school or a psychologist/counselor to have the MES administered. The MES has been modestly priced so that schools and psychologists/counselors can readily purchase and administer them across their school and client base.

MULTI-NATION RESEARCH USING THE MES (RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY IN USA, CANADA, UK, ASIA, AUSTRALIA)

Martin, A.J., Yu, K., Papworth, B., Ginns, P., & Collie, R. (2014). Motivation and engagement in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and China: Testing a multidimensional framework. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessmenthttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282914546287

SELECTION OF OTHER RECENT RESEARCH USING THE MES

Bodkin-Andrews, G.H., Denson, N., & Bansel, P. (2013). Teacher racism, academic self-concept, and multiculturation: Investigating adaptive and maladaptive relations with academic disengagement and self-sabotage for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian students. Australian Psychologist, 48, 226-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-9544.2012.00069.x

Bugler, M., McGeown, S.P., & St Clair-Thompson, H. (in press). Gender differences in adolescents’ academic motivation and classroom behavior. Educational Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2013.849325

Elphinstone, B., & Tinker, S. (2017). Use of the Motivation and Engagement Scale–University/College as a means of identifying student typologies. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 457-462. DOI: 10.1353/csd.2017.0034

Liem, G.A.D., & Martin, A.J., (2012). The Motivation and Engagement Scale: Theoretical framework, psychometric properties, and applied yields. Australian Psychologist, 47, 3-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00049.x 

Martin, A.J., (2007). Examining a multidimensional model of student motivation and engagement using a construct validation approach. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 77, 413-440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/000709906X118036

Martin, A.J., (2009). Motivation and engagement across the academic life span: A developmental construct validity study of elementary school, high school, and university/college students. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69, 794-824. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013164409332214

Martin, A.J., Anderson, J., Bobis, J., Way, J., & Vellar, R. (2012). Switching on and switching off in mathematics: An ecological study of future intent and disengagement among middle school students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0025988

Martin, A.J., Papworth, B., Ginns, P., & Liem, G.A.D. (2014). Boarding school, academic motivation and engagement, and psychological well-being. American Educational Research Journal, 51, 1007-1049. http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/0002831214532164

Nagabhushan, P. (2012). Academic motivation and engagement: An examination of its factor structure in senior school years. The European Journal of Behavioural and Social Sciences, 2, 260-277. eISSN: 2301-2218.

Plenty, S., & Heubeck, B. G. (2011). Mathematics motivation and engagement: an independent evaluation of a complex model with Australian rural high school students. Educational Research and Evaluation, 17, 283-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2011.622504

Plenty, S., & Heubeck, B. G. (2013). A multidimensional analysis of changes in mathematics motivation and engagement during high school. Educational Psychology, 33, 14-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2012.740199

Yeung, A. S., Barker, K., Tracey, D., & Mooney, M. (2013). School-wide positive behavior for learning: Effects of dual focus on boys’ and girls’ behavior and motivation for learning. International Journal of Educational Research, 62, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2013.06.002

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  MES
Junior School
MES
High School
MES
University/College
Individual administration
Group administration
Scoring templates
Results sheet templates
Data entry template
Short form included
Domain-specific form included
Reliability and validity studies published
Testing and Administration Guide
Test User Manual with summary findings
Tip Sheets for respondents
Online version available (additional fee)
Scoring ('norming') available (additional fee) -
Individual Student Profile and Tip Sheets (additional fee) -
School Report available (additional fee) -
Workbook available (additional license)
'Norms' -
Reading Age Level of MES (Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level - refers to approximate grade in school) Grade 4 & Over Grade 5 & Over Grade 7 & Over
License period 1 year 1 year 1 year
Licensed respondent range 1 to 1000 1 to 1000 1 to 1000
MES Pack (PDF) (Aus $) $143 (order) $143 (order) $143 (order)
MES Pack + Online Data Collection Service (Aus $) $495 (order) $495 (order) $495 (order)
MES Pack + Online + Scoring ('Norming') Service (Aus $) $770 (order) $770 (order) -
MES Pack + Online + Scoring ('Norming') + Individual Student Profiles and Tip Sheets (Aus $) $990 (order) $990 (order) -
MES Pack + Online + Scoring ('Norming') + Individual Student Profiles + School Report (Aus $) $1980 (order) $1980 (order) -
Research Student MES Pack (PDF) (Aus $) $99 (order) $99 (order) $99 (order)