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Title:
DETERMINATION WHETHER THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SECOND YEAR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN KISII UNIVERSITY, KENYA.

Authors:
Nyagaka Nyamoita Roselyne, Nyamwange Bonareri Callen


Volume - 2 Issue - 11, Pages - 5231-5242

Abstract:
There has been a global concern on the quality of University graduates in the recent years. In Kenya, the academic achievement among undergraduate students in Universities has been reported to be deteriorating. The factors that lead to this are not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between career aspiration, academic motivation and academic achievement of second year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education in Kisii University. The study sought to determine whether there was a relationship between career aspiration and academic achievement of undergraduate students. The researcher adopted comparative and correlation design. The target population in the study was 254 second year, second semester undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education of Kisii University, with 148 as the sample size which was determined using Krejcie and Morgan, table for determining sample size from a given population. Students' questionnaires and past examination records were used to collect data. Data collected were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 20 and interpreted in line with the study hypotheses. The study established a statistical significant relationship between career aspiration and academic achievement (p=0.61; p>0.05) for Philosophy, and (p=0.22; p>0.05) for Education Psychology. The researcher recommended that career guidance be strengthened and motivational strategies be strengthened to improve on student's academic achievement.

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[Roselyne,, Nyagaka Nyamoita, and Nyamwange Bonareri Callen. "DETERMINATION WHETHER THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SECOND YEAR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN KISII UNIVERSITY, KENYA." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 11, 2017, pp. 5231-5242. November.]

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