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Academic Motivation and School Performance among Students


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1 Department of Psychology, Gangotri Devi Mahila P.G. College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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The objective of the present study was to find the relationship between academic motivation and school performance among students. Three hundred subject varying along the types of family (Joint/Nuclear), school (Government/Private) and medium of instructions (Hindi/English) drown from Gorakhpur district. The age range of subjects was 15-22 years. Academic motivation measure developed by Paul R. Pintrich&Elisabeth V. De Gischolar_main (1990) and school performance measure developed by researcher (2010) were used. Results indicate that the medium of instruction was found significant on the two dimension of academic motivation scale namely academic belief&self regulated learning as well as school performance scale. Similarly, the interaction effects of the type of family and school were also found significant on the academic motivation and school performance. School performance was positively correlated with motivational belief and self regulated learning. Regression analysis revealed that the motivational beliefs and self-regulated learning emerged as the best predictor of school performance. The implication of the present study has been discussed.

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Academic Motivation, School Performance, Students
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Authors

Vandana Tiwari
Department of Psychology, Gangotri Devi Mahila P.G. College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
P. S. N. Tiwari
Department of Psychology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Krishna Sharma
Department of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College for Women, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


The objective of the present study was to find the relationship between academic motivation and school performance among students. Three hundred subject varying along the types of family (Joint/Nuclear), school (Government/Private) and medium of instructions (Hindi/English) drown from Gorakhpur district. The age range of subjects was 15-22 years. Academic motivation measure developed by Paul R. Pintrich&Elisabeth V. De Gischolar_main (1990) and school performance measure developed by researcher (2010) were used. Results indicate that the medium of instruction was found significant on the two dimension of academic motivation scale namely academic belief&self regulated learning as well as school performance scale. Similarly, the interaction effects of the type of family and school were also found significant on the academic motivation and school performance. School performance was positively correlated with motivational belief and self regulated learning. Regression analysis revealed that the motivational beliefs and self-regulated learning emerged as the best predictor of school performance. The implication of the present study has been discussed.

Keywords


Academic Motivation, School Performance, Students