International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Predicting Achievement Motivation through Psychological Needs among University Students
Malek Y Alkhutaba, Hani S Alkhaldi

The present study aimed at detecting the prediction of the achievement motivation through psychological needs among university students. For the purpose of the study, a stratified sample of 213 students (103 male & 128 female) from four colleges was randomly selected. The researchers used two scales: the psychological needs scale prepared by Abu Dwaba (2012) and achievement motivation scale prepared by Al-Yosef (2018). Results of the study showed that the level of psychological needs and achievement motivation was high among Isra university students, Jordan. Also, the need for self-actualization and the need for knowledge and culture revealed 41.1% of motivation for the achievement of Isra university students. Finally, the results of the present study indicated significant statistical differences in psychological needs and motivation for achievement in favor of female students, social and medical science specializations.

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