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Achievement Motivation of University Students

Habibah Elias and Wan Rafaei Abdul Rahman

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 3, Issue 1, March 1995

Keywords: Achievement motivation, faculty of study, gender, ethnic group, place of origin

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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 study (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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