Title: Intrinsic motivational potential and its effect on academic performance, life-satisfaction and procrastination: a study of MBA students

Authors: Prachi Bhatt; Sanghamitra Buddhapriya

Addresses: FORE School of Management, B-18, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016, India ' FORE School of Management, B-18, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016, India

Abstract: MBA students, who are future managers, operate in a highly competitive and complex academic environment. Hence, the intrinsic motivational potential of MBA students is important in their professional careers. This paper examines the effect of the intrinsic motivational potential on academic performance, life satisfaction and procrastination. The study is carried out with a sample of 222 MBA students from India. Three separate reliable and valid measures are used for assessing the intrinsic motivational potential, life satisfaction and procrastination. Academic grades are used for measuring respondents' performance and correlation and regression analyses are conducted. Results indicate that the intrinsic motivational potential of MBA students has a positive effect on their academic performance, life satisfaction and a negative effect on procrastination. MBA students with higher intrinsic motivational potential have shown high academic performance; high life satisfaction and low procrastination. Further, the paper discusses practical and research implications.

Keywords: student motivation; intrinsic motivation; intrinsic motivational potential; academic performance; life-satisfaction; procrastination; motivation; Indian MBA students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2021.114995

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2021 Vol.22 No.4, pp.443 - 460

Received: 08 Nov 2019
Accepted: 08 Jan 2020

Published online: 03 May 2021 *

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