Grade Point Average: The Relationship with Results of Entrance Assessment, Learning Motivation, Achievement Motivation, and Perception of Teacher Leadership


  • Nataliia Sereda National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»
  • Svitlana Reznik National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»
  • Tetiana Solodovnyk National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»
  • Zhanna Bogdan National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»
  • Oleksandr Romanovskyі National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»



achievement motivation, entrance assessment, future psychologists, future specialists in educational and pedagogical sciences, future specialists in public management and administration, Grade Point Average, learning motivation, teacher leadership


The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the Grade Point Average (GPA) of graduates of social majors of National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute» (Ukraine) with results of the entrance assessment, learning motivation (educational and cognitive, professional motives and motives for creative self-realization), achievement motivation, perception of teacher leadership. The research was conducted during 2018-2020, calculations were made for a total of 502 respondents with using the correlation and regression analysis.

Results of the study demonstrate a significant correlation between the level of academic success and the level of educational and cognitive motivation of graduates (r=0,644, р<0,01). A less strong connection was found between GPA of graduates and results of the entrance examination (r= 0,502, р<0,01). The weakest, albeit statistically significant, relationship is between GPA variables and students’ perception of teacher leadership (r=0.160, p<0.01), as well as between GPA and motives for creative self-realization (r=0,139, р<0,01). The article also carried out a correlation analysis for groups of students by level of education, form of study, majors and gender of respondents. Obtained results are discussed from the point of view of improving the procedure for selecting applicants for admission to the University and improving the educational process.

Author Biographies

Svitlana Reznik, National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social System Management named after academician I.A. Ziaziun

Tetiana Solodovnyk , National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social System Management named after academician I.A. Ziaziun

Zhanna Bogdan, National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social System Management named after academician I.A. Ziaziun

Oleksandr Romanovskyі, National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»

DSc (Education), Professor, Head of Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social System Management named after academician I.A. Ziaziun


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Sereda, N., Reznik, S., Solodovnyk , T., Bogdan, Z. and Romanovskyі O. (2024) ’Grade Point Average: The Relationship with Results of Entrance Assessment, Learning Motivation, Achievement Motivation, and Perception of Teacher Leadership’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 23–34.



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