THE ROLE OF ASSESSMENTS IN ENHANCING MOTIVATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ OF KARACHI
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Keywords

Education system
literacy rate
assessments
family conflicts
enhancing motivation
Karachi Pakistan

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Khemchand, K., & Kang, M. (2023). THE ROLE OF ASSESSMENTS IN ENHANCING MOTIVATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ OF KARACHI. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 62(2), 75–91. Retrieved from https://jsshuok.com/oj/index.php/jssh/article/view/700
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Abstract

The education system of Pakistan has always remained a cause of concern mainly for the educators, stakeholders, ruling political parties, students and parents’ community. A lot of effort has been put to upgrade the education system, increase the literacy rate and maintain the interest and motivation of the learner. One of the main reasons lies in the manner, in which the students are assessed, as assessments are considered to be the means of betterment and improvement. The main aim of the study was to identify the views of university students of Karachi, towards the enhancement of motivation, through assessments. It was a quantitative research, in-person survey was conducted to investigate the role assessment plays in enhancing motivation of students. A 5-point Likert scale questionnaire was constructed, to collect the data from two hundred and fifteen, randomly selected university students of Karachi. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22. The Psychometric Scale exhibited a positive perception of the construct amongst the respondents. The reliability=.76, with the highest M=4.44, regarding teachers’ attitudes and M=4.44 revealing teachers’ remarks have a deep effect on students’ motivation. Conflicts in the family play a vital role in university students' academic motivation with M=4.34.

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