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| Published: June 30, 2017

Influence of Hardiness on Achievement Motivation of Adolescents

Dr. Mohammad Akram ,

Student’s Counsellor, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh , India Google Scholar More about the auther

Prof. Mohd. Ilyas Khan

Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh , India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.129/20170403

DOI:10.25215/0403.129

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The present study examined the influence of hardiness and achievement motivation of adolescents. The sample comprised 400 adolescents of senior secondary schools (Boys and Girls section) of Aligarh Muslim University and Aligarh Public School, Aligarh (U.P.). There were 200 adolescents from science stream (100 boys and 100 girls) and 200 adolescents from social science stream (100 boys and 100 girls). Sample was further divided on the basis of scores obtained on hardiness scale as low hardy and high hardy. Low hardy subjects score ranges from 84 to 98 and the high hardy subjects score ranges from 111 to 134. The short version of Hardiness Scale (HS) developed by Kobasa and Maddi (1982) and achievement motivation scale (AMS) was constructed and standardized by Shah Beena (1986) used in the present study. Results revealed that main effect of hardiness was found statistically significant on achievement motivation of adolescent’s i.e., achievement motivation level of high hardy adolescents were found much better than low hardy adolescents. Further, gender also has significant effect on achievement motivation, i.e., boys scored higher than girls which imply that they have different levels of competence. Adolescents of both streams (Science and Social sciences) did not differ on their achievement motivation.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.129/20170403

DOI:10.25215/0403.129

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017

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