Date of Award

Winter 1-15-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Sue Robb


This study investigates why some boys are motivated to write and what piques their interest, and why many boys are reluctant to participate in the writing process. Boys’ interest in writing is based on various factors that can include attitudes, choice, and purpose of the assignment, gender differences, technology and motivation. Participants were given writing surveys, interviews, observed and writing samples. This data was collected and analyzed using the constant comparison method, and presented in individual case studies.

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