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ERIC Number: ED014764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-20
Pages: 156
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEASURES OF ACADEMIC MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN COLLEGE. FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT.
CORTES, JUAN B.; AND OTHERS
THE VARIABLE, ACADEMIC MOTIVATION (N AC), WAS MEASURED BY A PROJECTIVE TEST. A SCORING MANUAL WITH HIGH INTER-SCORER RELIABILITY WAS ALSO PREPARED. THE 1964 FRESHMAN CLASS OF GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (N EQUALS 957) PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY. ACADEMIC MOTIVATION CORRELATED POSITIVELY AND SIGNIFICANTLY FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS WITH GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR IN COLLEGE. THE CORRELATIONS WERE HIGHER WITH SECOND SEMESTER GRADES IN CONTRAST TO FIRST SEMESTER GRADES, AND CONSISTENTLY HIGHER FOR FEMALE STUDENTS. FURTHERMORE, N AC SIGNIFICANTLY DISCRIMINATED THE HIGH FROM THE LOW ACHIEVERS, EVEN WITHIN THE SAME LEVELS OF INTELLECTUAL ABILITY. OF ALL THE SUBTESTS THAT COMPRISE N AC, INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITY CORRELATED MORE SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE CRITERION (GPA) THAN ANY OTHER, INCLUDING THE TOTAL SCORE. THE PRESENT STUDY HAS ALSO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT MOTIVE REALLY IS, AND HOW IT SHOULD BE MEASURED BY PROJECTIVE TESTS. ACADEMIC MOTIVATION WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE RELATED TO A GREAT NUMBER OF OTHER VARIABLES WHICH CORRELATE IN A SIMILAR MANNER WITH GPA. THEREFORE, N AC MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT VARIABLE IN THE STUDY, AND PREDICTION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE MAY SUMMARIZE SYSTEMATIC VARIATIONS IN OTHER VARIABLES EQUALLY RELATED TO PERFORMANCE. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY; Scholastic Aptitude Test; STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK; Thematic Apperception Test for Academic Motivation