Achievement Motivation across Gender and Different Academic Majors

Chandra Shekhar, Rachna Devi


Achievement motivation is considered a prerequisite for success in academic settings. The present study was
carried out with the objectives to investigate the gender related differences and differences across academic
majors on achievement motivation among college students. The study was carried on 80 undergraduate students
of various colleges from Jammu region, 40 males and 40 females (ages 18-23 years) selected by purposive
sampling method. As per research plan all 80 subjects were selected on the basis of gender (males and females)
and academic majors (arts and sciences) using Achievement Motivation Scale. t- Test was used for deriving the
results. Significant difference was found between the achievement motivation of sciences and arts stream
students and achievement motivation among male and female college students. The differences indicate
significant role of gender and academic majors in achievement motivation of college students.

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