A Study on Academic Motivation of University Students

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dc.contributor.author Gonda, Siwenkolo Nanzala
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-13T07:43:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-13T07:43:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3589
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology en_US
dc.description.abstract Integrative approaches toward the study of academic motivation suggest that motivation encompasses both adaptive and maladaptive cognitive and behavioral dimensions, therefore drawing upon key influential theoretical perspectives; including self-efficacy theory, achievement goal theory and self-determination theory, in its research. This research used the Academic Motivation scale as well as Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale as a primary source of data collection. Quantitative data analyses of this study, presented through descriptive statistical methods found that male and female students do not differ in their levels self-esteem, but vary greatly in their intrinsic academic motivation levels. Pearson and Chi-square analysis revealed a strong negative correlation between self-esteem and academic motivation, and further show that academic degree levels rather than gender have a greater influence on self-esteem and intrinsic motivation. Results of the present study as well as prior studies have shown that, research surrounding gender and self-esteem or self-efficacy or academic motivation levels between genders is still not precise or consistent. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Academic Motivation en_US
dc.subject University Students en_US
dc.title A Study on Academic Motivation of University Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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