Correlational Study

| Published: March 10, 2021

A comparative and correlational study of self-efficacy, grit, achievement motivation and gender differences on performance

Moksha C. Shah

BA Hons. Psychology, MIT-WPU, Pune, Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP: 18.01.054/20210901

DOI: DOI: 10.25215/0901.054


Psychological factors such as self-efficacy, grit, and achievement motivation have been heralded as powerful predictors of performance. Their joint contribution to the prediction of success has not been fully investigated, however. The purpose of this study was to examine students’ (N=156) self-efficacy, grit (assessed as the perseverance of effort), and achievement motivation, and their relationship with gender. Correlation analysis was conducted between self-efficacy, grit, and achievement motivation, and the results were found to be positively correlated with each other. There was a marked significant correlation between self-efficacy, grit, and achievement motivation but when it was compared with gender self-efficacy and grit, grit, and achievement motivation had significant differences but self-efficacy and achievement motivation did not. The findings of the present study can find implications and help in the field of positive psychology. Counselling students and helping them to increase their self-efficacy and grit through various intervention programs. Screening of an individual’s belief in himself and having the grit to achieve success in life can also be greatly influenced as the findings say.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.054/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.054

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021