Relationship Among Achievement Motivation, Self-Esteem, Locus of Control and Academic Performance of Nigerian

  • O E Abdullahi


The thrust of the study was to examine the relationship among achievement motivation, self-esteem, locus of control and academic performance of university students in a Nigerian University. The purpose was to determine the extent university student\'s academic performance was influenced by these criterion variables. One thousand, three hundred and thirty-five male and female university students from seven faculties participated in the study. They were selected by stratified cum simple random sampling techniques. Results from multiple regression analysis revealed that clearly the subjective independent variables did not predict objective measure of the students\' academic performance. Psycho-sociological evidences abound that lack of achievement motivation and low self-esteem, creates in students lack of interest to strive for high academic performances, and zeal to contribute positively and efficiently to national development.

The Nigerian Journal Of Guidance And Counselling Vol. 7 (1) 2000: pp. 130-141

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