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A Correlational Study of Achievement Motivation and Academic Achievement of the Elementary School Students

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Achievement, Academic, Correlation, Elementary Education, Motivation
Authors:
  • Roy, Ananya Ghosh
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
2
Number:
3
Pages:
233-235
Month:
May
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Abstract:
Achievement Motivation is an important variable for success in any field of life. Children with good Achievement Motivation can succeed in the different endeavors of life. Academic Achievement is the base for success in life. For the success of a country, more of its youth should have high Academic Achievement. In the present investigation an attempt has been made to study of the correlation of Achievement Motivation and Academic Achievement of the elementary school students. The sample of the study consisted of 1000 students of class five to class eight drawn from government schools of four districts of Nagaland ie., Kohima, Dimapur, Wokha and Peren. Deo-Mohan Achievement Scale was used to measure the achievement motivation of the students.– Examination marks from the official records of the school were taken for knowing the academic achievement of the students. The results of the study revealed that achievement motivation is positively related to academic achievement and majority of the student possessed average achievement motivation and low and very high achievement motivation were possessed by minority of the students. Gender and Locality of the students does not influence the Achievement Motivation of the students. The study suggests that with proper tutoring and guidance Achievement Motivation can be improved and that can be channelized for improving the Academic achievement of the students.

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