Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Associate Professor, Department of education, University of Tabriz, Iran

2 MA, in Human Resource Development, Department of Education, University of Tabriz, Iran.

3 MA, in Educational Psychology, Department of Educational, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


This study was conducted with the aim of comparing motivation and academic achievement between talented students and those accepted through the exam in technical and engineering students of Tabriz University. In this practical and descriptive study, 58 engineering students were selected, using Morgan table and random sampling. To collect the data, the Walland Standard Motivational Learning (AMS) Questionnaire and Academic Achievement Questionnaire based on the previous semester grade point average were used, which was analyzed using SPSS 21 software and was calculated by Cronbach’s alpha for the 0.84 questionnaire. Independent t-test and one-sample t-test were used to analyze the data. The results showed that there is a significant difference in the variable of motivation and academic progress among those two mentioned groups of students, as well the rate of these variables was above average. There is another difference between the variables mentioned in the talented male students and those have been accepted by the exam. But there was no difference observed between the girls of these two groups. In general, comparing student performance is a good criterion for assessing the effectiveness of programs and the achievement of university goals, according to which, programs can be strengthened or modified.


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