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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 14(9): 796-805 Back to browse issues page
Simple and Multiple Relationship between Self-efficacy, Achievement Goals, and Achievement Motivation in Predicting Academic Achievement among Students of Semnan University of Medical Sciences
Afzal Akbari balootbangan
. () PhD Student of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran. Email: Akbariafzal@ymail.com , akbariafzal@ymail.com
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Introduction: Academic performance in each society reflects the educational system’s success in targeting and paying attention to meet individual needs. Hence, this study aimed to determine the relationship between self-efficacy, achievement goals, and achievement motivation with academic achievement.

Methods: In this correlational study, 400 students were selected through stratified sampling method in 2013 academic year. Participants completed achievement motivation questionnaire, Elliot and McGregor’s achievement goals questionnaire and Schwarzer and Jerusalem’s general self-efficacy questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and multiple regression.

Results: Results showed that among the investigated variables, self-efficacy and mastery-oriented achievement goals had a significant role in explaining the variance in academic achievement, and could explain totally 41% of the variance in academic achievement. Beta coefficients obtained were (β=0.533 and p=0.0001) and (β=0.223 and p=0.0001) for self-efficacy and mastery-oriented achievement goals respectively.

Conclusion: In general, the results of this study showed that the self-efficacy and mastery-oriented achievement goals have a significant relationship in explaining academic achievement and they can be used for students’ further progress.

Keywords: Achievement goals, self-efficacy, academic achievement, achievement motivation, medical sciences students.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2014/05/6 | Accepted: 2014/11/11 | Published: 2014/12/15
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akbari balootbangan A. Simple and Multiple Relationship between Self-efficacy, Achievement Goals, and Achievement Motivation in Predicting Academic Achievement among Students of Semnan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2014; 14 (9) :796-805
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