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LORA LOZA, Miryam Griselda. Attitude, motivation and anxiety, and their relationship with the academic performance in graduate students. Universidad César Vallejo, 2017. Horiz. Med. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.1, pp.37-44. ISSN 1727-558X.


To determine the relationship that attitude, motivation and anxiety have with the academic performance in students of the Master's Program in Medical Sciences of the Universidad César Vallejo, 2017.

Materials and methods

A descriptive-correlational cross-sectional study was carried out in 240 students of the Master's Program in Healthcare Administration 2017-I/II that voluntarily answered the IPRI Questionnaire, via e-mail, through the coordinators of the academic offices in Tacna, Huancayo, Ica, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Abancay and Trujillo.


The research showed a higher proportion of students with a good attitude towards the academic content (52.9 %) and learning (54.6 %), and a fair attitude towards social implications (75.8 %) at a national level. The intrinsic and extrinsic motivation showed fair levels (68.3 % and 50.8 %, respectively), while the amotivation levels were low (78.8 %). The anxiety state and features exhibited normal levels (78.8 % and 78.3 %, respectively), and the academic performance was good (55.4 %).


There is a significant positive correlation between the dimensions of attitude (towards social implications) and extrinsic motivation regarding the academic performance.

Keywords : Attitude; Motivation; Anxiety; Academic performance.

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