Self-confidence and its Relationship with Motivation for Achievement among Female Students at King Abdul- Aziz University

Eqbal Attar


The research aims to identify the level of self-confidence among the students of King Abdul Aziz University and its relationship to the motivation for academic achievement and to identify the relationship in self-confidence according to (year, specialization) variables.

The sample of the study consisted of (400) students who were chosen randomly and to identify self-confidence, the researcher prepared a questionnaire to measure the level of self-confidence among the students of the Faculty of Education, the researcher used the scale (Latif, 2002) to measure motivation to achievement .

The validity of the two instruments has been verified by apparent validity by presenting it to the experts and the stability has been verified using test/ retest technique.

The data was statistically treated using the Pearson correlation coefficient and the T-test for one sample and two independent samples. The results show that students have a good level of self-confidence as well as the existence of a relationship between self-confidence and motivation for academic achievement, it did not show significant differences in self-confidence according to the variables (year, specialization) as the researcher recommended the need to strengthen and enhance the level of self-confidence among college students through lectures by professors.

Keywords: Self-confidence, Motivation for Achievement

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