DEVELOPING A VALID RATING SCALE FOR MEASURING ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF HIGHER SECONDARY STUDENTS
Dr. (Mrs). R. Portia
Many of the Achievement Scales / Inventories available in the market are most interested with culture oriented items. In the structural aspects of the instruments also, the dimensions involved basically cognitive and affective in nature. The present scale prepared by the researcher makes use of social oriented dimensions as constructs as in the scale of Achievement Motivation Inventory prepared and standardized by Schuler et.al. The draft tool designed by the researcher had 52 items built on 17 dimensions. In the process of validation, passing through the stages of establishing content validity, construct validity and factorial validity, 9 items have been dropped. Finally, the reliability of the newly developed scale has been established by Cronbach Alpha co.efficient of 0.729. The final validated tool consists of 43 highly valid and reliable items.
KEYWORDS: Achievement motivation, personality, social environment, Perfectionism