Skip to main content

Welcome, you are visiting Motivation Assess.

Member Profile

Stuart Karabenick



  • Researcher 


Research Scientist
Combined Program in Education and Psychology
University of Michigan
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Eastern Michigan University

BA, Ph.D. University of Michigan in psychology 


Research Interests
Motivation and self-regulated learning, social aspects of self-regulation, academic help seeking, culture and epistemology-related beliefs

Current Projects
Help seeking in academic settings, achievement goals and learning, culture and learning, conceptual change, epistemic authority, motivation-related outcomes in math and science education, religion and motivation, effects of standardized testing on motivation 


Selected Recent Publications

Karabenick, S. A., & Newman, R. S. (Eds.). (2006). Help seeking in academic settings: Goals, groups and contexts. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Volet, S., & Karabenick, S. A. (2006). Help seeking in cultural context. In S. A. Karabenick & R. S. Newman (Eds.), Academic Help Seeking: Goals, Groups, and Contexts. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Maehr, M. L., & Karabenick, S. A. (Eds.). (2005). Advances in Motivation and Achievement: Motivation and Religion. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Karabenick, S. A., & Moosa, S. (2005). Culture and personal epistemology: Middle Eastern students' beliefs about scientific knowledge and knowing. Social Psychology of Education, 8, 375-393.

Wolters, C., Pintrich, P. R., & Karabenick, S. A. (2005). Measuring academic self-regulated learning. In K. A. Moore & L. Lippman (Eds.), Conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development: What do children need to flourish? New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.

Karabenick, S. A. (2004). Perceived achievement goal structure and college student help seeking. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96, 569-581.

Karabenick, S. A., & Noda, P. C. (2004). Professional development implications of teachers' beliefs and attitudes toward limited English proficient students. Bilingual Research Journal. 28, 55-75.

Bembenutty, H., & Karabenick, S. A. (2004). Inherent association between academic delay of gratification, future time perspective, and self-regulated learning. Educational Psychology Review, 16(1), 35-57.

Karabenick, S. A. (2003). Seeking help in large college classes: A person centered approach. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 28, 37-58.

Moosa, S., Karabenick, S. A., & Adams, L. (2001). Teachers' perceptions of Arab parent involvement in elementary schools. School Community Journal, 11, 1-23.