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Research in Medical Education 2016, 8(2): 69-76 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship Between Learning Motivational Beliefs and Control Source Dimensions with Academic Achievement of Students in Birjand University of Medical Sciences
I Fayaz, S Kazemi, M R Raeisoon, Y Mohammadi *
EDC Employee at Birjand University of Medical Sciences, and PhD Student of Curriculum Development at Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran , y_mohammady_29@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Academic achievement is affected by several variables. Some more important ones include motivational beliefs and control source. This study was aimed to investigate the relationship between learning motivational beliefs and control source dimensions with academic achievement.

Methods: In this descriptive, analytic study, the population under study included all the students in Birjand University of Medical Sciences during 2014-15 academic year (n=2621). The sample was selected using Kerjsi and Morgan’s Table as 335 individuals who were selected by stratified random sampling method. To collect data, the 47-item MSLQ by Pintrich and De Groot, the 29-item Julian Rotter Source Control Questionnaire and students’ overall mean score – as the academic achievement parameters were used.data were analyzed through independent T-Test, Pearson correlation, one-way variance analysis and regression analysis using SPSS software.

Findings: Regression analysis showed that there was a significant relationship between motivational beliefs and locus of control with academic achievement of students (R = 0.452) , (P = 0.013). about locus of control no significant differences was showed between the male and female students (T = 1.06) and (P = 0.12). But there was a significant differences between academic achievement and male and female students (T = 2.136) , (P = 0.04).

Conclusion: results show relationship between motivational beliefs and locus of control with academic achievement of students, so holding workshop in this field, to improve these two  important factors in students is offered.

Keywords: Learning, Motivation, Self-Efficacy, Locus Of Control, Achievement
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Fayaz I, Kazemi S, Raeisoon M R, Mohammadi Y. The Relationship Between Learning Motivational Beliefs and Control Source Dimensions with Academic Achievement of Students in Birjand University of Medical Sciences. Research in Medical Education. 2016; 8 (2) :69-76
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