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A Study of Achievement Motivation and Aptitude in Relation to Personality Among Adolescents


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The present study was conducted to determine the level of achievement motivation and aptitude of adolescents in reference to introversion and extroversion personality type. The study was comprised of 120 adolescents, age group ranging from 16-18 years from pine hall school Dehradun. It was equally divided into a group of Extraversion and Intraversion of personality traits of Boys and girls. DBDA-NA and DBDA-MA (1992) Aptitude test of Sanjay Vohra was used to study numerical and mechanical aptitude of subject. The Neymen-kohilstedt Diagonistic test by Dr. Jai prakash was administered to assess personality pattern of the subject. Achievement motivation scale by prof. Prathiba Deo and Asha Mohan (2011) was used to know the level of achievement motivation among adolescents. Result revealed that the introverts are higher in achievement motivation scale than the extroverts. It also provides a better understanding of the concept that gender difference also affects numerical and mechanical ability of the subject and lastly achievement motivation scale will be positively correlated with numerical and mechanical ability.

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Achievement Motivation, Aptitude, Personality, Adolescents.
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Renuka Joshi
Department of Psychology, D.A.V. P.G. College, Dehradun, India
Anjali Sharma
Department of Psychology, D.A.V. P.G. College, Dehradun, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted to determine the level of achievement motivation and aptitude of adolescents in reference to introversion and extroversion personality type. The study was comprised of 120 adolescents, age group ranging from 16-18 years from pine hall school Dehradun. It was equally divided into a group of Extraversion and Intraversion of personality traits of Boys and girls. DBDA-NA and DBDA-MA (1992) Aptitude test of Sanjay Vohra was used to study numerical and mechanical aptitude of subject. The Neymen-kohilstedt Diagonistic test by Dr. Jai prakash was administered to assess personality pattern of the subject. Achievement motivation scale by prof. Prathiba Deo and Asha Mohan (2011) was used to know the level of achievement motivation among adolescents. Result revealed that the introverts are higher in achievement motivation scale than the extroverts. It also provides a better understanding of the concept that gender difference also affects numerical and mechanical ability of the subject and lastly achievement motivation scale will be positively correlated with numerical and mechanical ability.

Keywords


Achievement Motivation, Aptitude, Personality, Adolescents.