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Title: Birth Order, Personalty And Academic Achievement Motivation Among Addis Ababa University Social Science College Students
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: . Mulat Asnake (Dr)
Ambachew, Tarekegn
Keywords: achievement motivation and personality
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This study is attempted to examine the effects of birth order on academic achievement motivation and personality. There has been a great debate among researchers regarding this area of concern. It is also one of the least researched areas in Ethiopian context; hence, it gave inspiration for the researcher to investigate the effects of birth order on academic achievement motivation and personality of Addis Ababa University Social Science College Students. The specific objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of birth order on academic achievement motivation and personality, to examine whether a relationship exist between personality and academic achievement motivation and to investigate whether gender difference exist in academic achievement motivation .To conduct the study, Survey research design was employed on 160 participants (104 male and 56 female) students from Social Science College took part in the study. A self report questionnaire with items background information and adopted tests that help to measure academic achievement motivation and personality was used. The reliability of the academic achievement motivation and personality were 0.723 and 0.871 respectively. Kruskal Wallis test,Man- Whitney U test and Spearman rho were employed to analyze the data. Results shows that birth order did not have statistically significant effect both on academic achievement motivation and personality. But there is a statistically significant relationship between personality and academic achievement motivation. Eventually, the researcher concludes that birth order does not have a significant effect both on academic achievement motivation and personality. There are many factors which may influence academic achievement motivation and personality of individuals there for, further comprehensive study is recommended.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13840
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