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The problem under investigation in this study is to determine whether or not students will give an indication of the strength of their academic motivation through the attitudes and opinions they express. In other words, is it possible to construct a paper-and-pencil test or measuring instrument which will utilize the opinions and attitudes of students to gain a significant clue as to their motivation or drive toward academic achievement?

A solution of the problem will be sought by the selection of certain attitudes and opinions, which appear to differentiate between achievers and underachievers, and by the construction of a measuring instrument based on those attitudes and opinions.



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