Academic Delay of Gratification and its Relationship to Motivational Determinants, Academic Achievement, and Study Hours among Omani High School Students: A Path Analysis

Sabry M. Abd-El-Fattah, Sahar El Shourbagi


This study was aimed at investigating the relationships of academic delay of gratification to motivational determinants, academic achievement, and study hours. The sample of the study included 200 Omani high school students. A path analysis showed that motivational determinants were positively related to academic delay of gratification which in turn was positive-ly related to academic achievement and study hours. A mediational analysis showed that academic delay of gratification mediated the relationships among motivational determinants and academic achievement and study hours. There were significant gender differences in academic delay of gratification which favored females.


Motivational determinants, academic delay of gratification, academic achievement, study hours, high school students

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