Ability of Mental Motivation to Predict Academic Achievement among a Sample of Qassim University Students

Ahmad A. Al Shraim


This study aimed to explore the predictive ability of mental motivation for academic achievement, and test whether mental motivation among students vary with gender. The study sample consisted of 381 students from three faculties: education, science and Sharia from Qassim University. The California Measure of Mental Motivation was used. Student's cumulative rate was used as an indicator of academic achievements. The results showed a significant positive relationship between mental motivation and GPA with correlation coefficient = 0.54. Mental motivation proved to be a good predictor of the GPA with an explained variance of 19%. Significant differences in mental motivation were found between different specializations. However, there were no significant differences between males and females or interaction between specialization and gender.


Mental motivation, academic achievement, predictive ability, California measure of mental motivation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol10iss2pp376-389


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