Relationships between university students' achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia

Kamariah Abu Bakar, Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi, Rahil Mahyuddin, Habibah Elias, Wong Su Luan, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub

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Abstract

Student achievement problems are often highlighted in academic literature and the mass media and therefore, it is pertinent for educators to be aware and to study the factors related to student achievements such as achievement motivation and attitude. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between the achievement motivation, attitude and student academic performance. The research design employed was a descriptive correlational. Data were collected by self-reported questionnaire on a sample using cluster sampling technique based on the different faculty of studies in the university. The respondents were 1484 students from a local university (1102 females and 382 males). They were following the education, science, humanities, agriculture/technical/engineering programmes. Results indicated a positive significant correlation between students' attitude towards learning and achievement motivation (r = 0.53, p < .001), and between students' attitude and academic achievement (r = 0.16, p < .001). However, a negative and low correlation (r = -.038, p > .05) was observed between students' achievement motivation (nAch) and their academic achievement. The implications of the findings were also discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages4906-4910
Number of pages5
Volume2
Edition2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Feb 20108 Feb 2010

Other

Other2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period4/2/108/2/10

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Keywords

  • Academic peformance
  • Achievement motivation
  • Attitudes towards learning
  • Attitudes towards peer influence
  • Gender differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Abu Bakar, K., Tarmizi, R. A., Mahyuddin, R., Elias, H., Luan, W. S., & Ayub, A. F. M. (2010). Relationships between university students' achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 4906-4910) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.793

Relationships between university students' achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia. / Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad; Mahyuddin, Rahil; Elias, Habibah; Luan, Wong Su; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2 2. ed. 2010. p. 4906-4910.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abu Bakar, K, Tarmizi, RA, Mahyuddin, R, Elias, H, Luan, WS & Ayub, AFM 2010, Relationships between university students' achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2 edn, vol. 2, pp. 4906-4910, 2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 4/2/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.793
Abu Bakar K, Tarmizi RA, Mahyuddin R, Elias H, Luan WS, Ayub AFM. Relationships between university students' achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2 ed. Vol. 2. 2010. p. 4906-4910 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.793
Abu Bakar, Kamariah ; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad ; Mahyuddin, Rahil ; Elias, Habibah ; Luan, Wong Su ; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd. / Relationships between university students' achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2 2. ed. 2010. pp. 4906-4910
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