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Achievement Motivation, Adjustment and Self Confidence Among Participants and Non-Participants of College Activity

Prapas, Panjiang (2009) Achievement Motivation, Adjustment and Self Confidence Among Participants and Non-Participants of College Activity. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This research has focused on achievement motivation, adjustment and self confidence among participants and non-participants of college activity at PSU. The objectives were to examine and compare the differences, to examine the factors, to examine the relationship of achievement motivation, adjustment and self confidence among participants and non-participants, and to build up the model to increase achievement, adjustment and self confidence The sample were 431 students who participated in college activities and 339 students who did not participate, was chosen by systematic random sampling. The instruments were: 1). Deo-Mohan Projective test of Achievement motivation (nAch), 2) test of adjustment, 3) test of Self confidence. In addition, also collected through interviews PSU's administrators. The results indicated that students who participated in college activities have higher achievement motivation, adjustment and self confidence than non-participants. Male and female students who were participants and non-participants did not have significant difference. The achievement motivation, adjustment and self confidence of participants between faculties were different. In addition, for non-participants were significant difference in adjustment and self confidence. Participants had: higher achievement motivation than non-participants in Faculty of Engineering, higher adjustment in Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Laws, higher self confidence in Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Laws. Participants from Hat Yai Campus had higher achievement motivation and self confidence than those from Pattani Campus. However, no significant difference in adjustment. On the other hand, for non-participants no difference were found. The achievement motivation and self confidence of each of grade point average(GPA) of participants were different. While no different in adjustment. For non-participants, the achievement motivation and self confidence were significantly different. While, no difference in adjustment. The year of study, group participation, grade point average (GPA), region and gender were predictor of achievement motivation. The group participation and year of study were predictor of adjustment. The campus, group participation and residence were predictor of self confidence. Achievement motivation of participants correlated with adjustment and self confidence. In addition, adjustment correlated with self confidence.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivations, Achievement Motivation, Adjustment, Self Confidence, Students, College Activity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2010 01:19
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:11
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1452

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