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ERIC Number: ED273366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement and Its Correlates: Symposium III A.
Ismail, Maznah; And Others
This symposium contains a report of a study which (1) examined the relationship between Malaysian children's perception of control and their academic achievement, by Maznah Ismail and Choo Piang Foong, and two abstracts of studies which (2) investigated achievement motivation and attribution of success in rural and urban Malaysian ethnic groups, by Wan Rafaei Abdul Rahman, and (3) studied the development pattern of Indian males' achievement motive in relation to prolonged deprivation, by Ashta Nand Tiwari. In the former study of Malaysian children, findings of correlational analyses generally supported previous studies revealing that students scoring as "high internals" tended to perform better academically than those scoring as "low internals." Also, girls exceeded boys on both I+ and I- which suggested that, more so than boys, girls in Malaysian culture are socialized to feel responsible for their success as well as for their failure. Higher school marks obtained by the girls appeared to be related to their greater sense of responsibility for the outcome of their performance. The study of Malaysian ethnic groups found that the Chinese had higher achievement motivation than the Malays, urban Malays had higher achievement motivation than their rural counterparts, and urban Malays had higher scores on ability and effort than the Chinese, who, in contrast to Malays and Indians, were cautious in their attribution of success to ability and luck. The study of 150 economically deprived Indian males from the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh revealed a clear developmental trend showing a consistent increase in mean scores of the developmental trend of achievement motive (n-Ach) with age levels and different deprivation groups. Age and deprivation jointly determined the level of achievement motive. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia