MOTIVATION AND ITS REFLECTION ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE COLLEGE STUDENTS

Avineeta Sikidar, Dr. Sima Pal

Abstract


Now people become more serious about their status, economic condition, position etc. and for these they show more motivation in their tasks. Similarly in the case of students also, they become more motivated in their studies due to get a good job, to hold a good status or position in the society. Motivation is a kind of energy or force which leads the individual to behave willingly and voluntarily. It can also be said that motivation is a process which arouse movement in the organism. The movement is caused by the release of energy within the tissue. Motivation is very essential for learning and many researches were conducted on motivation. The objective of the study is to find out the motivation factors of the college students and to study the reflection of motivation on academic achievement of the college students. The study was descriptive (survey) in nature hence the data were collected by the investigator with the use of motivation scale. The collected data were analyzed by using mean, standard deviation and t-test. The findings of the study are i) In the urban and semi urban college the motivation factor high intensity of desire is found greater in female than the male students of B.Sc course, ii) The motivation factor average intensity of desire is equal in the male and female B.Sc students of the urban college and in semi-urban college it is high in the males than the females.iii) In the urban and semi urban college the motivation factor high intensity of desire and average intensity of desire is related to the academic performance of the male and female students of B.Sc course.  iv) In the both urban and semi urban college the motivation factor high reward value of the goal is high in the female than the male of B.Sc course. v) In the both urban and semi urban college the motivation factor average reward value of the goal is high in the male than the female of B.Sc course.vi) In the urban and semi urban college the motivation factor high reward value of the goal and average reward value of the goal is related to the academic performance of the male and female students of B.Sc course.

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Motivation, intensity of desire, reward value of the goal, academic performance.

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