A study of achievement motivation, self – concept and adjustment among college students
Keywords:Achievement motivation, motivation, Self-concept Adjustment, college student.
AbstractThe Present Study Of Achievement Motivation, Self-Concept And Adjustment Among college student. Many factors can impact a Students’ quality of life during the transition to college from high-School. Incoming college freshmen are forced to Adjust to a new social network, new living arrangements, financial concerns, and the standards of a different academic environmen. Pascarella and Terenzini (1991) describe this transition as a “culture shock involving significant social and psychological relearning in the face of encounters with new ideas, new teachers and friends with quite varied values and beliefs, new freedoms and opportunities, and new academic, personal and social demands.” According to the literature, many adolescent handle this transition successfully, but a significant subset has difficulty. Despite the growth opportunities it provides, this period of life is often accompanied by stress and maladjustment, which can cause devastating academic and health consequences. For instance ,adjustment during the first year in college can predict level of academic achievement (Van Heyningen, 1977) and college completion (Grant-Vallone, et al) similarly ,maladjustment is a predictor of withdrawal from college and negative impacts on physical and psychological health. As reported in many studies ,college transition can trigger emotional and behavioral problems ranging from feeling depressed and stressed to engaging in health risk behaviors, such as drinking alcohol, smoking or driving dangerously. So it will essential to parents and educator to acknowledge the factors related to their achievement motivation and adjustment. The Present investigation, an attempt was made to study the achievement motivation, Self- concept , and adjustment of college students in relation to their gender and inhabitance. The sample was comprised of 200 college students with equal number of male and female from Aurangabad.
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