Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Brief report


1 Ph.D. in Psychology , Department of Psychology , Islamic Azad University, Zarand Branch, Kerman, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Psychology , Islamic Azad University, Zarand Branch, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective: Academic performance is the most important factor in student evaluation Selfesteem is related to selfsatisfaction and perfectionism is the setting of high goals in performance Achievement motivation is the willingness to gain success Because these variables can affect academic performance the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between students perfectionism achievement motivation selfesteem and academic performance Methods: This was a correlationaldescriptive study Based on Morgan s table 97 students were randomly selected from all last year nursing students of Kerman Branch Islamic Azad University Due to being incomplete 7 questionnaires were excluded The data collection tools consisted of Ahvaz Perfectionism Scale (APS) Hermans Achievement Motivation ( HAMQ) Scale and the Coppersmith SelfEsteem Inventory (SEI) Total average scores of students were considered as academic performance Results: Results showed a positive significant correlation between academic performance and perfectionism achievement motivation and selfesteem (P < 005) Perfectionism achievement motivation and selfesteem predicted 31% variances in academic performance Nevertheless investigation of the liner correlation of these variables showed that only the correlation between achievement motivation and academic performance was meaningful Conclusion: It is seems that for the improvement of students academic achievement perfectionism selfesteem and especially achievement motivation must be taken into consideration  


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