International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Home Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015


A Comparative Study on Achievement Motivation of Children of Employed and Non-Employed Mothers

ASL Sowmya [2] | Dr. E. Manjuvani [3]


Abstract: The present study aims to study whether the achievement motivation of children of employed mothers differ significantly from children of non-employed mothers. The study further compared the achievement motivation of children of employed and non-employed mothers on the basis of gender. The total sample for the study comprised 200 students selected randomly from 8th, 9th and 10th classes of different schools of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The final sample consisted of 100 children of employed mothers and 100 children of non-employed mothers with equal distribution of 50 boys of employed mothers, 50 girls of employed mothers, 50 boys of non-employed mothers and 50 girls of non-employed mothers. Deo-Mohan Achievement Motivation Scale (DAMS) developed by Deo and Mohan was administered to the selected sample to assess their achievement motivation. The obtained data were analyzed by mean, SD and t-test. Analysis of the results revealed that children of employed mothers had higher achievement motivation compared to the children of non-employed mothers. Further findings indicated that adolescent girls scored higher on achievement motivation compared to adolescent boys.


Keywords: Achievement Motivation, Employed mothers and Non-employed mothers, Adolescent boys and adolescent girls


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,


Pages: 915 - 918


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