Author: Mahvish Noreen
Supervisor: Ms. Fauzia Naz
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research focused on to investigate the relationship between achievement motivation and life satisfaction in low and high achievers students. The research also focused on to find out gender differences regarding achievement motivation and life satisfaction and differences in low achievers and high achievers students. A total number of 100 students (50 girls & 50 boys) were recruited from different schools and academies of Lahore. Sample has two levels 80% and above represent high achievers and 60% and below represent low achievers students. Their age range was between 15 to 25 years. Multidimensional Students Life Satisfaction scale (Huebner, 2001) was used to assess life satisfaction in students. Achievement Motivation scale (Ray, l979) was used to assess the achievement motivational of students. Results show that there is significant correlation between achievement motivation and life satisfaction in students. Results revealed significant differences in achievement motivation and life satisfaction between boys and girls (students). Mean scores showed that boys have more achievement motivation compared to girls. But girls have higher life satisfaction compared to boys, Results showed significant mean differences on achievement motivation boy’s (Low achievers 5; high achievers) show higher achievement motivation compared to girls (low achievers & high achievers). Findings also show significant mean differences in life satisfaction of low achievers and high achievers students girls (high achievers and low achievers) show higher life satisfaction compared to boys (high achievers and low achievers.
Keywords: achievement, motivation, life satisfaction, high/low achiever.
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