Extrinsic Motivation And Students’ Academic Achievement: A Correlational Study
Keywords:Academic Achievement, Extrinsic Motivation, Motivational Techniques
The main objective of the study was to find out the effect of extrinsic motivation on the academic achievement of university-level undergraduate students. The target population of the study consisted of 540 undergraduate students studying in the Natural and Social Sciences departments. A sufficient sample size of 321 students for the study was taken, according to the research advisory table. Stratified random sampling technique was used for this study. Extrinsic Motivation Scale (EMS) was developed to collect data from the sampled respondents. The mean combine score on the EMS (Extrinsic Motivation Scale) was found 2.52 indicating a low level of extrinsic motivation. The academic achievement of these students was correlated with the EMS score that was found 0.75, indicating a positive relationship between these two variables. It is suggested that the provision of motivational techniques should be used continuously to motivate the students at the university level in order to attain better academic achievement.
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