A Study of Student’s Motivation and its Relationship with their Academic Performance

Syed Adnan Haider


This study widens the knowledge and try to find out the impact of students’ motivation on their academic performance. The data was collected from 120 students. From the three different departments (DMS, CS and Pharmacy) of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Questionnaire was divided into three parts. In the first part we asked the students about their personal information, in second part there were 30 items to measure student’s intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and third part comprises of questions about academic performance. This study reveals that intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation had a positive impact on students’ academic performance and our overall model is significant (p<0.05). If on individual basis we equate the variables it is concluded that the student whom espouse variable like altruism, Self-Exploration, Social pressure, career and qualification, social enjoyment are supposed to perform better and these variable had a positive impact on students’ academic performance and those students who espouse rejection of alternative options variable are supposed to perform less and this variables had a negative impact on students’ academic performance. This study reveals that motivation is very important part of students study life and paly a very important role in students success

Keywords: Students motivation, Academic performance, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic Motivation.

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