Motivation, Time management, Academic Stress and Academic Performance in University Sports Students

Author: Faiza Sarfraz

Supervisor: Ms. Afifa Anjum

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study was conducted to examine the relationship between motivation, time management, academic stress and academic performance in university sports students. Survey research design was used to conduct this study. It was hypothesized that motivation predicts time management, academic stress and academic performance in university sports students. Sample (N = 56) was collected from sports hostel of Punjab University comprising of both women (n = 28), men (n = 28). Time Management Behavior Instrument, Educational Stress for Adolescence Scale and Students Athletes Motivation towards Academics and Athletics Scales were used to measure study variables. The findings revealed correlation between the sports related demographic characteristics of participants and study variables showed that there was positive relationship between academic motivation and years of participation in sports. Findings of correlation analysis showed that there is positive correlation between settings of goals, educational stress, and perceived control of time, athletic future motivation and academic motivation. Regression analysis showed that academic motivation significantly predicts the time management, academic stress. t-test showed significant difference in time management, academic motivation and academic stress between male and female students. Female sports students are more academically motivated, they have more ability to manage their time and they are more stress taker then male sports students.

Keywords: Motivation, Time Management, Academic Stress, Academic Performance.

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