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Investigation and Analysis on the Achievement Motivations of 278 Senior High School Students

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Author(s): Qizhen Liu | Xiaojuan Zhu

Journal: International Journal of Psychological Studies
ISSN 1918-7211

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This paper, applying Achievement Motivation Scale, conducts investigation to 278 grade 2 senior high school students on their achievement motivation. The research results show that there is no significant difference between the achievement motivations of students from common senior high school and those from key senior high school; the achievement motivations of senior high school students do have significant difference in genders and male students have higher achievement motivations than female students; the achievement motivations of students studying science and students studying arts have difference closely to significant difference; motivation to pursue success has negative correlation with motivation to avoid failure. Schools, gender and science type do not have cross functions on achievement motivations.
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