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Volume :11 Issue : 42 1997      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Relationship between Locus of control and Achievement Motive for University Male and Female Students

Auther : Al-Shennawi Abdel Monem Zidan

This study aims at identifying the kind of relationship between the internal control, powerful others, and chance on one hand and achievement motive on the other, for the third-year literary sections students at the Faculty of Education, Zagazig Univesity. The study also aims at finding out the differences betwwen male and female students in both locus of control scales and achievement motive.

The sample consisted of 413 students (N=187 Males and 226 females) to whom the Locus of Control Scale and the Achievement Motive Test were administered. The general formula for correlation coefficient and the t-test were used to test the validity of the hypotheses.

The study revealed the following results:

1- There was a statistically positive correlation between internal scale and achievement motive.

2- There was no statistically significant correlation between both powerful others scale and chance scale on one hand and achievement motive on the other.

3- There were statistically significant differences between male students and female students in internal scale in favour of male students.

4- There were no statistically significant differences between males and females in both powerful others scale and chance scale.

5- There were statistically significant differences between male and females in achievement motive in favour of males.

Results were discussed in the light of findings of prevoius studies.

 

 

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