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Samvetsgrannhet: Nyckeln till akademisk motivation?: En studie om förhållandet mellan personlighet och akademisk motivation hos studenter på en högskola i Mellansverige.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between students’

academic motivation and personality in different classes at a university in central

Sweden. The study was conducted on students of economics and nursing, who were

asked to answer a paper questionnaire. The questionnaire of consisted two parts, the

first part was a TIPI test which measured personality traits using the Big Five

theory and the second part was an AMS test that measured academic motivation. A

total of 106 students participated in the study, including 50 from economics and 56

from nursing. The main result showed that the strongest significant correlation was

between the personality trait conscientiousness and internal motivation. This

relationship was found to completely rely on the nursing students replies, giving an

indication that the nursing students who were self-disciplined and targeted were

motivated by internal factors. This relationship was not found in the replies from

the economics students. There was some difference between the two study


Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka förhållandet mellan akademisk motivation och

personlighet hos studenter med olika studieinriktningar på en högskola i

Mellansverige. Studien genomfördes på studenter från ekonom- och

sjuksköterskeprogrammet som fick besvara en pappersenkät. Enkäten bestod av två

delar, varav den första var ett TIPI-test som mätte personlighetsdimensioner med

hjälp Big Five-teorin och den andra var ett AMS-test som mätte akademisk

motivation. Totalt deltog 106 studenter i undersökningen, varav 50 från

Ekonomprogrammet och 56 från Sjuksköterskeprogrammet. Huvudresultatet visade

att det starkaste signifikant sambandet var mellan personlighetsdimensionen

samvetsgrannhet och intern motivation. Detta samband visade sig helt bäras av

sjuksköterskestudenternas svar, vilket gav en indikation på att de

sjuksköterskestudenter som var självdisciplinerade och målinriktade motiverades av

interna faktorer. Detta samband återfanns över huvudtaget inte hos

ekonomstudenterna. Det förelåg en viss skillnad mellan de två olika


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Personality, academic motivation, Big Five theory, TIPI, AMS.
Keyword [sv]
Personlighet, akademisk motivation, Big Five-teori, TIPI, AMS
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20104Archive number: SGPAK-2015-21OAI: diva2:846359
Subject / course
Educational program
Human resources and labour relations
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-08-16 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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