The Relations Among University Students’ Academic Self-efficacy, Academic Motivation, and Self-control and Self-management Levels

Soner ARIK


Self-control and self-management, academic motivation and academic self-efficacy are among several variables that affect academic achievement. Although they are widely studied in literature, there is lack of study that deals with them together in one study. This study investigates the relations between self-control and self-management, academic motivation and academic self-efficacy levels of university students. A group of 588 students at a state university in Turkey participated in the study. The data were collected through ‘Academic Motivation Scale’, ‘Academic Self-Efficacy Scale’, ‘Self-Control and Self-Management Scale’ and a Personal Profile Form that was prepared by the researcher. In line with the purpose of the research, a structural equation model regarding the predictive power of Academic Self-Efficacy level on Academic Motivation and Self-Control and Self-Management levels, and the predictive power of Academic Motivation level on Self-Control and Self-Management level was set. According to the results of the research, it is clear that academic self-efficacy is a significant predictor of both academic motivation and self-control and self-management of university students but academic motivation does not predict self-control and self-management. The research results were discussed within the literature and several recommendations were made in accordance with them.


Self-control and Self-management, Academic Motivation, Academic Self-efficacy, Academic Achievement

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