A study on Academic Motivation among Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Sri Lankan Universities

Polommaruwe Wachissara Thero



This study attempts to identify the students’ motivation for their academic performance. The sample of 500 individuals studying in different universities of Sri Lankan was selected. The questionnaire comprised information related to University Student Motivation and Satisfaction, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and related to academics performance of the students. The study delineates that students’ motivations dimensions extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation have a positive impact on the academic performance of students.

Keywords: Students’ motivation, Academic performance, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation


Students’ motivation, Academic performance, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation

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