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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


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).

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: achievement motivation, faculty of study, gender, ethnic group, place of origin
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 03:53
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3054
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