A Study of Family Structure, Self-efficacyand Achievement Motivation among the Young Adults

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Sandhya Bhatt
Anshubhi Bahadur


The main aim of the researchwas to investigate the relationship between achievement motivation and self-efficacy among undergraduate students, from different colleges in Lucknow city. The study also tried to explore gender differences for these psychological variables. Another very important objective was to find out differences in the achievement motivation, and self-efficacy among students enrolled in professional courses,and those enrolled for nonprofessional courses. The attempt has also been made to understand differences among students who are living in nuclear families and the ones coming from joint families for these psychological variables. Data was collected from 400 students, from different colleges of Lucknow. For assessing self-efficacy, General Self-efficacy Scale by Ralf Schwarzer and Matthias Jerusalemwas used and for Achievement Motivation, Achievement motivation Scale by Dr. Asha Mohan and Prof. Pratibha Deo was used. Results indicate that there exists a weak, yet positive relationship between studentsself-efficacy and their achievement motivation level. Further the results revealedthat the students from non-professional courses had higher self-efficacy. However no difference was found in the achievement motivation of the students from professional and non professional courses.As for the family structure, no difference was found between in the self-efficacy and achievement motivation scores of the student from nuclear families and joint families.


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Bhatt, S., & Bahadur, A. (2020). A Study of Family Structure, Self-efficacyand Achievement Motivation among the Young Adults. ADHYAYAN: A JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, 10(01), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.21567/10.21567/adhyayan.v10i1.5
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