| Published: September 30, 2021
Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on the Psychological Distress and Achievement Motivation of High School Students
This study explores the relationship between psychological distress and achievement motivation among high school students during the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, the study examines the role of gender, academic success (through the last exam), socio-economic status, and family type in achievement motivation for the selected group. The study adopted a self-administered online questionnaire using Google forms for data collection (N=103) because of the COVID-19 lockdown. For the study, socio-demographic details of the participants were obtained, followed by administering of Kessler Psychological Distress and Achievement Motivation scales. The study found that the COVID-19 affected the academic performance of 97.2% of the total participants and a positive relationship between psychological distress and achievement motivation. Factors such as family type, family background, and socio-economic status have affected the motivation level in high school students. The more the students are motivated to achieve in academics, the more they are likely to experience psychological distress.
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, Chakraborty U., Chowdhury S. & Kaim B.
Received: June 24, 2021; Revision Received: September 14, 2021; Accepted: September 30, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021