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Master of History and Philosophy of Education, Department of Philosophy of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University of Arak, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the role of academic motivation and academic seriousness in predicting academic achievement of female primary school students in District 7 of Karaj. This was a descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population included all female primary school students in the District 7 city of Karaj in the academic year 2018-2019, numbering 8,500 students. By means of Krejcie and Morgan table, 367 people were selected as the sample size. Sampling was done by cluster random sampling. Data collection tools were academic seriousness and academic motivation questionnaires and academic achievement checklist. Data analysis by means of Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise regression showed that academic motivation and academic seriousness are effective on the students' academic achievement (P <0.05). Also, behavioral, emotional and cognitive academic motivation variables have an effect on the dependent variable of academic achievement (P <0.05). It is recommended to provide effective solutions to increase educational motivation and seriousness to educational counselors.


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