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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(11), 1481-1483
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-11-20
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Intrinsic Motivation of the High and Low Academic Achievers

Muniza Malik1, and Nagina Parveen1

1Department of Psychology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Pub. Date: November 12, 2015

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Muniza Malik and Nagina Parveen. Intrinsic Motivation of the High and Low Academic Achievers. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(11):1481-1483. doi: 10.12691/education-3-11-20


Present study was conducted to analyze the differences in the intrinsic motivation of the high and low academic achievers. Sample (n = 600) of the study was comprised of high academic achievers (n= 300; male=150, female= 150) and low academic achievers (n= 300; male= 150, female= 150). Age range of the participants was 17-19 years. Sample of the high and low academic achievers was collected through purposive sampling technique from different male and female colleges of Hyderabad city of Pakistan. Intrinsic Motivation Inventory was used for data collection. t-tests were computed to measure the differences in the intrinsic motivation of the high and low academic achievers and gender differences in the motivation of high and low achievers. Findings revealed significant differences in the intrinsic motivation of the high and low academic achievers and more tension in the low academic achievers. High achiever females found more competent, consider studies more useful and take some more pressure of completing academic tasks than the male high achievers.

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