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Achievement Motivation of University Students

Elias, Habibah and Abdul Rahman, Wan Rafaei (1995) Achievement Motivation of University Students. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 3 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0128-7702

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The achievement motivation of 1050 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia students was measured in relation to faculty and year of study, ethnic group, gender and place of origin. Three other dependent variables, locus of control, attitude towards learning and study habits, were also examined. The tests used were the thematic apperception test, Rotter's internal and external scale, the attitude scale and the study scale. The results showed that there were significant differences in achievement motivation among students based on faculty (F (5,939) = 13.39, P < .05), year of suldy (F (1,939 = 4.55, P < .05) and ethnic group (F (2,939) = 6.58, P < .05). On locus of control, it was found that male students were more internal than female students (F (1,876) = 7.22, P < .05). Significant differences were also found in attitudes of subjects in relation to ethnic group (F (2,828)= 9.93, P < .05), year of study (F (1,828) = 5.03, P < .05) and faculty (F (1,888) = 8.18, P < .05).

Item Type:Article
Keyword:achievement motivation, faculty of study, gender, ethnic group, place of origin
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3054
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:23 Nov 2009 11:53
Last Modified:27 May 2013 15:05

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