A Study of Relationship between Achievement Motivation, Academic Self Concept and Achievement in English and Mathematics at Secondary Level

Riffat -un-Nisa Awan, Noureen Ghazala, Naz Anjum



The study examined the achievement and its relationship with achievement motivation and academic self concept. The subjects consisted of 336 students (146 males and 172 females) from four public and four private schools of the Sargodha district at secondary level. Intact groups of all eight schools enrolled in 9th grade were involved in the study. An Urdu translated version of ‘Academic Self-Description Questionnaire II’ (Marsh, 1990) and ‘General Achievement Goal Orientation Scale’ (McInerney, 1997) was used for data collection. The results revealed that achievement motivation and self concept were significantly related to academic achievement. Significant gender differences were discovered which were in favor of girls. It was suggested that teachers must use motivational strategies to involve students in academic activities for improving their self concept and grades.  

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ies.v4n3p72

International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)

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