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Impact of Gender Difference on Achievement Motivation


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1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Shibli Nationl P.G. College, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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In the current research the impact of gender difference on achievement motivation was studied. 200 undergraduate students (100 males & 100 females) taken in the sample. The Achievement Motivation Scale (AMS) by Shah (1986) was administered over the groups. This scale provides integrated score of achievement motivation and separate score for four dimensions of achievement motivation such as need for academic success, need for vocational achievement, need for social achievement and need for skill achievement. The statistical analysis of data was done using the Mean, S.D and t-test. Results revealed that the effect of gender difference on the level of Achievement motivation was found. The finding further affirmed that female students have greater achievement motivation than male students.

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Achievement Motivation, Male Students, Female Students
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Fahmeeda Zaidi
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Shibli Nationl P.G. College, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


In the current research the impact of gender difference on achievement motivation was studied. 200 undergraduate students (100 males & 100 females) taken in the sample. The Achievement Motivation Scale (AMS) by Shah (1986) was administered over the groups. This scale provides integrated score of achievement motivation and separate score for four dimensions of achievement motivation such as need for academic success, need for vocational achievement, need for social achievement and need for skill achievement. The statistical analysis of data was done using the Mean, S.D and t-test. Results revealed that the effect of gender difference on the level of Achievement motivation was found. The finding further affirmed that female students have greater achievement motivation than male students.

Keywords


Achievement Motivation, Male Students, Female Students

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