Psychological Factors of Academic Achievement: Focusing on Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control among Undergraduate Students
Keywords:Locus of control, self-efficacy, Academic Achievement
LOC is a personal conviction of control over life events, whereas the conviction in one's own ability to achieve is referred to as self-efficacy. The overall aim was to explore how undergraduate students' self-efficacy, locus of control, and academic performance interacted. To accomplish this goal, a sample of 400 undergraduate students (both boys and girls) was randomly chosen from public institutions of Rawalpindi Division. Self-efficacy and LOC were evaluated using the general self-efficacy measure and Rotter I-E scale, respectively, whilst academic performance was evaluated using the student's most recent grade in terms of percentage. The data was examined using multiple regressions and correlation. According to studies, self-efficacy is a crucial factor in undergraduate students' performance in the classroom whereas extrinsic LOC is linked to poor academic performance. Additionally, it was advised that efficacy beliefs are crucial and call for both "the talent" and "the will" to function properly under a range of conditions. According to this study, internal locus of control is crucial for academic performance.
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