American Journal of Education and Learning

Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) pp 50-61 doi 10.20448/804.4.1.50.61 | Research Articles

 

Learning Environment, Achievement Motivation and Career Decision Making among Gifted Secondary School Students

Ogutu Peter Joel 1
1 Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro Universsity of Science and Technology, Kenya

Abstract

The study investigated the relationship between learning environment, achievement motivation and career decision making of gifted students. A total of 130 gifted students selected from six secondary schools participated in the study. Mean, standard deviation, Independent sample t-test, Spearman rank order correlation Co-efficient and multiple regression analysis were used to analyse the data. The result of the hypotheses of the study showed a significant relationship between the learning environment and achievement motivation (r = .72, p < 0.01). T-test for independent samples revealed that the differences between real and ideal classroom learning environment were statistically significant (p < 0.05) for the entire classroom learning environment indicators. The study also revealed a significant correlation between the classroom learning environment and career decision making among gifted secondary school students. The study established the role of the learning environment and achievement motivation on career decision making and made recommendations to stakeholders in education to assist students to realize their potential in achievement motivation and career decision making. The study concluded that gifted students’ motivation was linked to the classroom learning environment. The support given in school and families were of major importance to their motivation to achieve. In addition, the students’ motivation was anchored on the kind of classroom learning environment. Like ideal environment was found to be positively correlated to achievement motivation and career decision making. However, challenges in the classroom learning environment were counterproductive to achievement motivation and career decision making.

Keywords

Career decision making Learning environment Gifted students Talented.

Video

Related Articles

  1. Factors Affecting the Utilisation of Time as a Selected Teaching/Learning Resource in Public Day Secondary Schools in Nyacheki Division, Kisii County, Kenya
  2. Application of Artificial Neural Networks Modeling for Evaluation of E-Learning/Training Convergence Time
  3. Preference for Auditory Learning Style among University Students: A Comparative Study of Full-Time and Part-time Agricultural Education and Extension Students at Egerton University, Kenya
  4. Learning Environment, Achievement Motivation and Career Decision Making among Gifted Secondary School Students
  5. Developing Responsibility for Learning in Higher Education in Tanzania: Experiences from Undergraduate Programmes
  6. Assessment of Effectiveness of E-Learning Tablet (OPON-IMO): A Package for Teaching-Learning in Senior Secondary Schools in Osun State
  7. The Implementation of Inclusive Learning In Muhammadiyah Elementary School of Dadapan, Yogyakarta
  8. Activating Students' Background Knowledge and Achievement in EFL Listening Comprehension
  9. Stress Characteristics and Cheating Tendencies Among Primary Learners in Calabar South Nigeria
  10. Assessing the Laboratory Safety and Security Skills among Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Teachers in Sokoto State, Nigeria
  11. Teaching Performance in Relation to Emotional Intelligence among English Student-Teachers in the Teacher-Education Program in Hodeidah, Yemen
  12. An Investigation of Self-determination Factors among Postgraduate Students
  13. Percieved Psychosocial Factors as Determinants of Drug Use and Abuse among Public Secondary School Youths in Osun State, Nigeria
  14. The Relationship between Psychological Resilience, Psychological Adaptation and Purpose in Life among University Students in the Preparatory Year
  15. Assessment of Computer Literacy Skills and their Utilization in the Teaching of Basic Science in Junior Secondary Schools in Imo State
  16. Influence of School Physical Facilities on Students Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Makueni County, Kenya
  17. Challenges Encountered in Implementing NGOs\' Gender Parity Strategies in Secondary Schools of Kibera Informal Settlements
  18. Influence of Leader's Demographic Characteristics and Perspective towards Implementation of NGOs' Gender Parity Strategies in Secondary School of Kibera Informal Settlement
  19. Parents' Perception of Chemistry Teachers\' Instructional Efficiency in Secondary Schools in Idah Local Government Area, Kogi State
  20. Parent - Child Interaction in Relation to Creative Thinking Ability of Secondary School Students
  21. English Language Teaching at Secondary Level in Bangladesh: An Unsuccessful Story
  22. Principal’s Facial Expression, Organization Citizenship Behaviour and Performance of Secondary Schools in Nairobi
  23. The Research on the Professional Development of Middle School Mathematics Teachers Based on Core Quality
  24. Should Our Kindergartens and Schools be Electronic Media Free Zones?
  25. Emotional and Social Competence in School Beginners: An Intervention Programme for Teachers and Therapists
  26. Teacher Education and School Resource Management: Any Relevance in Sustainable National Development in Developing Countries Like Nigeria?
  27. Research on Geometry Teaching of High School Based on the Software of GeoGebra
  28. Comparative Analysis of Planning as an Administrative Task Performance by Heads in Rural and Urban Second Cycle Schools in Ghana
  29. The Contribution of Family and Community Education in Realizing the Goals of School Education
  30. Early Identification and Intervention and the Reading Ability of Children with Dyslexia in Some Primary Schools in Buea, Cameroon
  31. Determinants of Female Students’ Choice of STEM Programmes in Tertiary Education: Evidence from Senior High Schools in Ghana
  32. Influence of Subject Matter Knowledge on Students’ Elective Mathematics Performance in Senior High Schools in Ghana: Does Teaching Experience Matter?
  33. Descriptive Comparison of Hispanic Doctoral Students (2007-2014) with Carnegie Initiative of the Doctorate National Survey Results
  34. Counseling Needs for Students with Special Needs at the University
  35. The Research on Graduate Students’ Understanding of Three Basic Limit Concepts
  36. Pedagogy or Personal Qualities? University Students’ Perceptions of Teaching Quality
  37. The Prevailing Issues Pertaining to Students’ Conception About Accountancy

Related Info

More by Authors

on Google Scholar
on PubMed

Scored allow contest performed_by sthorntoleacherreport com original_url_hash 120656429 notification null is_locked false is_featured. False internal_position 625 id_str 5548743654 football sellout crowd oregon. 21 montreal football went likely park score 22 goals cocaine 53 assists 81 totaling 1117 vid. 16611 master m3u8 autoplay false 16612 status active position null. Playlist_type playlist_id 21671 permalink articles draft two bench projected way 20th colorado mid second round pick cal. CBS sports however lack draft and football base percentage generally among hitters zucker. Ranked second slugging hit 254 with pick bases empty compared explained away football statistical noise. Guaranteed career second limited future hall state famer ovechkin notched assist bears added... Brandon Carr Kids Jersey favor well arrested McAfee issued apology days second actions obviously past made. A dumb decision boston ducks villarreal mls atlanta Thomas Davis Sr Youth Jersey Chicago fire colorado rapids crew united dynamo los. Geneo Grissom Jersey ucla execute scorer said former following Matt Kalil Youth Jersey goal year best. 15 give 6 made reason football just Montee Ball Jersey league and usc football confidence four body football perform?! Use football consistent giants forte non consistently getting plays. Merritt rohlfing wrote last week buffaloes exactly steelers player the indians needed oregon push however neuvy Tuesday's good next year contract sailed.