Author: Reema Iqbal
Supervisor: Mehreen Gulzar & Fatima Kamran, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The study aimed to find out how perceived autonomy support, self- competence and need for relatedness would affect the academic motivation in college students. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between perceived autonomy support, self-competence, need for relatedness and academic motivation in college students. Perceived autonomy support, self-competence and need for relatedness are likely to be predicted by academic motivation in college students. Correlational research design was used. By using purposive sampling, 172 college students were taken from government and private colleges of Lahore. Perceived Autonomy Support: The Learning Climate Questionnaire (LCQ) (Deci & Ryan, 2010), Self Competence Scale (SCS) (Deci & Ryan, 2010), Need for Relatedness (Guiffrida, 2008) and Academic Motivation Scale (Vallerand, 1993) was used to collect data. Correlational and hierarchal regression analysis was used to analyze data. The result of this research result indicated that the perceived autonomy support, self-competence and need for relatedness have significant positive relationship with academic motivation. Regression analysis showed that Perceived autonomy support, self-competence and need for relatedness are predicting academic motivation in college students.
Keywords: Perceived Autonomy Support, Self- Competence, Need for Relatedness, Academic Motivation.
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