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ERIC Number: EJ1217889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0555-7747
Patterns of Gender and Disciplinary Disparities among Postgraduate Students' Motivational Beliefs: A Multivariate Analysis
Nausheen, Munaza; Richardson, Paul William; Alvi, Effat
Bulletin of Education and Research, v41 n1 p203-220 Apr 2019
While most of the research on gender and subject level differences has been conducted with same group of students studying different subjects, these differences have been comparatively less examined at college/ university level among postgraduate students enrolled in different study domains. This paper presents the results of the multivariate analysis of covariance of motivation beliefs of the 368 postgraduate students in five different subject areas at a public university in Lahore Pakistan. A Questionnaire was developed by adapting scales from Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), to measure the motivational beliefs of students. The results of the study indicated that males and females have different levels of motivational beliefs with females being more test anxious and extrinsically motivated than males. These beliefs also varied across different disciplines of study and significant department wise differences were revealed in the motivational components of task value and test anxiety.
Institute of Education and Research. University of the Punjab Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, 54590 Pakistan. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire