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General and Professional Education
1/2010 pp. 42-48

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The ar t icle def ines the psychological const ruct of achievement motivation and its influence on students’ level of academic’s goals and school performance. Thereafter, the idea of McClelland’s achievement motivation training, increasing the level of achievement motivation, is presented. According to the research presented in the article, the achievement motivation can be treated as an important psychological predictor of graduates’ future success or failure.

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achievement motivation, educational aspirations, school performance