Adaptation of the Deo-Mohan Achievement Motivation (N-ACH) Scale for Urban Students in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Samira Mahjabin Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Most Aeysha Sultana Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ssr.v37i2.56513

Keywords:

achievement motivation, adolescent, adaptation, reliability, validity

Abstract

Achievement motivation is a major secondary drive that makes a person strive towards challenging goals and achieving success. So, it is necessary to learn the measures of achievement motivation of the adolescents and take steps accordingly in the educational setting for their betterment. There is a lack of measuring tools of achievement motivation in Bangladesh. Considering the significance of the tool, the current study aimed to adapt the Deo-Mohan Achievement Motivation (n-Ach) scale in the Bangladeshi cultural perspective. The scale was adapted following the ITC guidelines and was administered on 228 adolescents aged from 13 to 19 years. The sample was chosen using the purposive and convenient sampling techniques. Collected data indicated satisfactory reliability (Cronbach’s alpha, test-retest reliability coefficient). Item analysis was done by calculating the item-total correlation. Content validity was checked by experts and correlation with Rosenberg self-esteem scale was measured to see the concurrent validity. Exploratory factor analysis was done to see the construct validity. Factor analysis results revealed that the 10 factors of the Bangla n-Ach scale together explained 58.33% of the total variance. Thus, the adapted version of Deo-Mohan Achievement Motivation (n-Ach) Scale is expected to be a reliable and valid scale to measure achievement motivation of Bangladeshi adolescents.

Social Science Review, Vol. 37(2), Dec 2020 Page 287-299

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2021-11-20

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Mahjabin, S. ., & Sultana, M. A. . (2021). Adaptation of the Deo-Mohan Achievement Motivation (N-ACH) Scale for Urban Students in Bangladesh. Social Science Review, 37(2), 287–299. https://doi.org/10.3329/ssr.v37i2.56513

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