International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Achievement Goals and Intrinsic Motivation: A Case of IIUM
Manal Mohammad Asif

In the present research the relation between achievement goals as predictor variables and intrinsic motivation for academic learning as an outcome variable was investigated using a sample of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) students. In addition to the trichotomous model achievement goals of mastery, performance-approach and performance-avoidance, a new achievement goal namely Islamization goal was incorporated. The participants were one hundred and forty one third and fourth year students. The Elliot’s Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ), the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI) and a self-tailored Islamization goal subscale were used for data collection. As hypothesized, mastery goal was found to be a positive predictor of intrinsic motivation for academic learning. The most important finding, however, was the predictive validity of the new Islamization goal variable.

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