Author: Huma Tahir
Supervisor: Ms. Afifa Anjum
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The current research investigates the relationship between motivation, parental influence, student characteristics, and academic achievement. It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between motivation, parental influence, student characteristics and academic achievement. The total sample consisted of 60 participants (male=30, female=30) age range of 12-15 years. The sample was taken from private secondary schools of Lahore. The data was collected from students entering 9th class using convenient sampling technique. Survey research design was used in this research. Three scales were administered to measure the variables of this study. The first scale, which consists of 10 items, was used to measure students’ level of motivation (Broussard, 2002). The second scale, which has 10 items, was used to measure parental influences (Wang, Wildman & Calhoun, 1996). The third scale, which has 10 items, was used to determine students’ characteristics (Cathryn & Linda, 2004). Academic achievement was measured using student’s marks in final result of class 8th. Correlation and t-test were carried out to analyze the data. Findings revealed that there is a significant positive correlation between the motivation, parental influence, student characteristics and academic achievement. Significant gender differences were found in scores of motivation, student characteristics and academic achievement with males scoring significantly higher than females.
Keywords: Motivation, Parental Influence, Student Characteristics , Academic Achievement
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