International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2019, Vol. 10(1) 66-78

Motivational Orientations and Performance in Science: A Study on University Students in Bangladesh

S. M. Ferdous Azam, Khondaker Sazzadul Karim & Jacquline Tham

pp. 66 - 78   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1803-06-0001

Published online: March 15, 2019  |   Number of Views: 200  |  Number of Download: 654


This study investigated the university students’ motivation and performance in integrated science. A sample of 1316 students from public and private universities in Bangladesh participated in the study. Of the sample, 619 were male students and 697 were female students and their average age was 21.4 years. The motivation instrument used was the science motivation questionnaire that is consisted of 30 items. Results show that this group of students displayed a high level of intrinsic motivation, personal relevance, self-determination, extrinsic motivation and self-efficacy and a moderate level of test anxiety in learning science. The results also demonstrate significant differences in motivational orientations towards science concerning gender. Furthermore, correlation analyses show that there were significant positive associations between students’ motivational orientations and science achievement.

Keywords: Achievement, Combined science, Motivation, University students

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APA 6th edition
Azam, S.M.F., Karim, K.S. & Tham, J. (2019). Motivational Orientations and Performance in Science: A Study on University Students in Bangladesh . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 10(1), 66-78.

Azam, S., Karim, K. and Tham, J. (2019). Motivational Orientations and Performance in Science: A Study on University Students in Bangladesh . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 10(1), pp. 66-78.

Chicago 16th edition
Azam, S. M. Ferdous, Khondaker Sazzadul Karim and Jacquline Tham (2019). "Motivational Orientations and Performance in Science: A Study on University Students in Bangladesh ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 10 (1):66-78.

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