—The purpose of this paper is to examine the
academic and athletic motivation and identify the factors that
determine the academic performance among university
students in the Emirates of Dubai. The study examined
motivation based on nontraditional measure adopting a scale to
measure both academic as well as athletic motivation. This
study involving 217 athlete and non-athlete students reveals
that academic motivation, career athletic motivation and
student athletic motivation are motivational factors in
improving students’ academic performance. Further, it showed
there is a significant trend in student athletic motivation as a
function of both father educational qualification and mother
educational qualification. Findings also suggests a significant
trend in career athletic motivation as a function of nationality,
however, there is no significant pattern observed from all the
three factors as a function of gender and GPA.
—academic motivation, academic performance,
athletic performance, business management, career motivation,
sports motivation, university students.
Cite:Pauline Carolyne Fortes, Gwendolyn Rodrigues and Abdellatif Tchantchane, "Investigation of Academic and Athletic Motivation on Academic Performance Among University Students," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.4, pp. 367-372, 2010.