Ezekiel Acosta | Maria Angela A.Cabungan | Junabelle M. Dati | Jerikah Pearl Eclar
Shane Joy S. Emiliano | Roselle Grace Encina | Jayverlyn L. Estong
Monafel Diana Giron | Alden V. Lacorte
Department of Psychology, School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts,
Saint Louis University
Ylona Veronica A. Bayod, Research Promoter
Achievement motivation is the concern for excellence in performance as reflected in competition with the standards set by others, or over unique accomplishment or longtime involvement. For students gifted with higher motives to achieve work harder, they are observed to gain more success in their lives. Influences on adolescents’ achievement motivation include family factors such as parent’s level of education, parental expectations, and parental support for their children. The present study explored how achievement motivation differ for adolescents raised by single parents and for adolescents raised by both parents. It also determined whether there were differences in the level of achievement motivation of senior high school students who were raised by both parents and single parents studying in public and private schools. The respondents were composed of 373 senior high school students. A combination of Elliot and Murayama’s Achievement Goal Questionnaire and Ray-Lynn AO Scale was administered to the selected population. Findings show that adolescents who are studying in private and public schools and raised by a single parent or both parents do not differ in their achievement motivation. Also, the achievement motivation of senior high school students raised by single parents in private and public schools do not differ with senior high school students raised by both parents. However, there is a higher influence in the achievement motivation of senior high school students having both parents from public schools than senior high school students raised by both parents from private schools.
Key Words: Achievement Motivation, Adolescents, Senior High School Students, Single Parents, Both Parents