| Published: March 10, 2021
A comparative and correlational study of self-efficacy, grit, achievement motivation and gender differences on performance
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2021, Shah M.C.
Received: December 29, 2020; Revision Received: February 20, 2021; Accepted: March 10, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021