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Study Habits and Achievement Motivation; A Comparative Study among Arts and Science Students

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 10)

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Page : 265-267

Keywords : Higher secondary; Science Students; Arts students; Study Habit; Achievement motivation;

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STUDY HABITS AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION, A COMPARATIVE STUDY AMONG ARTS AND SCIENCE STUDENTS Rose Ann Paulson*& Dr. Soumya Starlet C. T** *M. Sc Student, Department of Psychology, St. Marys College, Thrissur, Kerala, India **Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Prajyoti Nikethan College, Pudukkad, Kerala, India. Higher secondary school time is a crucial period for each student. It divides the subjects to various streams like, science, arts which makes them clear to take which subject in the future. In this period to have high achievement motivation and efficient study habits are essential. Study Habit is a very important characteristic of human beings who are being educated and are educated. Achievement motivation is the desire to attain a high standard of excellence and to accomplish unique objectives. The present study is an attempt to find out the relationship between study habits and achievement motivation and also to find out whether there exist any significant difference between study habits and achievement motivation. Data were collected from higher secondary schools of Thrissur district. Sample size was 90 which consists of 45 arts students and 45 science students. The sample were selected using random sampling. The age group ranges between 15 - 18. Two scales were used in this study. Study habits Inventory was developed by M. Mukhopadhyay and D. N Sanswal (2005) contains 52 items and covers nine dimensions. Achievement motivation scale was developed by V. P Bhargava (1994) contains 50 items. Descriptive analysis, Students t test and Pearsons correlation coefficient were used to generate results. The result shows that some variables of study habits shows significant difference and the hypothesis was partially accepted. The results shows that on variable of study habit shows significant relationship with achievement motivation.

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