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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016
A Study on the Influence of Achievement Motivation on the Vocational Interests of Adolescents
Abstract: The present study aims to study the influence of achievement motivation on the vocational interests of adolescents. The final sample of the study comprised of 588 subjects, randomly selected from 10th and Intermediate classes of schools and Junior colleges in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The subjects were within the age group of 15-17years. Among the 588 subjects, 376 were boys and 212 were girls. To assess Achievement motivation, Deo-Mohan Achievement Motivation Scale (DAMS) and to assess vocational interests of adolescents, Vocational Interest Scale (VIS) was used. The obtained data was analysed by using analysis of variance and t-tests. Results revealed that achievement motivation had a significant influence on the vocational interests of adolescents in the areas of Modern Technology, Literary, Persuasive and Artistic. Further findings indicated that boys had higher achievement motivation than girls and 10th class students had high achievement motivation compared to the Intermediate students.
Keywords: Achievement Motivation, Vocational Interests, Influence, Adolescent boys, Adolescent girls
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,
Pages: 1473 - 1476
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