Author: Hafsa Dawood
Supervisor: Syeda Fatima Hasnain & Farah Malik, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate academic resilience and goal orientation in high and low achieving medical students. It was hypothesized that there was likely to be relationship in academic resilience and goal orientation in high and low achieving medical students, and academic resilience would predict achievement goal- orientation, academic resilience and goal-orientation would be likely to differ in high and low achieving medical students. Cross-sectional research design was used and the sample was comprised of (N = 150) students from Medical colleges, Lahore, Pakistan. For assessment Urdu versions of Academic Resilience Questionnaire (Martin & Marsh, 2006), Achievement Goal Questionnaire (Elliot & Murayama, 2008) were used. Results of Pearson Product Moment Correlation revealed that academic resilience had no significant relationship with achievement goal orientation in high achievers. However, it had significant positive correlation with achievement goal-orientation in low achievers. The results of multiple linear regression analyses for high achieving medical students indicated that academic resilience was a significant positive predictor of mastery-avoidance approach only. For low achieving medical students academic resilience was a significant positive predictor of mastery avoidance approach and performance approach goals. Moreover, there were no significant differences for academic resilience between high and low achieving Medical students, but high achievers were more goal oriented as compared to low achievers. Gender differences revealed that academic resilience was higher in males as compared to females.
Keywords: : Academic Resilience, Achievement Goal-Orientation.
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