Attitude, Motivation, Anxiety, and Academic Performance During the Learning Process in Students at Public Universities in Peru

Rildo Bellido-Medina, Merly Clariza Lazo-Manrique, Aldo Paul Lazo-Manrique, Yenny Yessica Asillo-Apaza, Roxana Lina Martinez-Martinez, David Ernesto Aguilar Del Carpio, Gerardo Adolfo Bedoya-Zaira, Juan Domingo Banda-Cardenas, José Calizaya-Lopez

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Abstract

The knowledge society requires universities to prepare professionals with autonomy during training. It was proposed to relate the attitude, motivation, anxiety, and academic performance during the learning process in students at public universities in Peru, comparing the results according to gender, area, and cycle of studies. The study was descriptive-correlational-comparative, quantitative, and cross-sectional. 792 students from two public universities in Peru participated, intentionally selected, applied a duly validated scale to collect information. A correlation (p < .05) was found between attitude, motivation, anxiety, and academic performance during the learning process in students of public universities in Peru, being the statistically significant correlation of direct mean level between academic performance and attitude (.445**) and between academic performance and motivation (.438**), for the variables academic performance and anxiety, a statistically significant correlation of low and inverse level (-.225**) was found. It is concluded that the student who presents a greater attitude towards science has more excellent academic performance, that greater motivation has greater academic performance, and that greater anxiety, lower academic performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-209
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Higher Education Theory and Practice
Volume23
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2023

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Keywords

  • academic performance
  • anxiety
  • attitude
  • learning
  • motivation
  • university students

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