Level of Study Motivation among Students in Two Schools at Hilir Perak District

Tahap Motivasi Belajar dalam Kalangan Murid di Dua Buah Sekolah di Daerah Hilir Perak

  • Nor Aroma Abu Bakar Fakulti Kejuruteraan Sains dan Teknologi, Sekolah Kejururawatan, Nilai Universiti Malaysia, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, MALAYSIA
  • Khairul Zaidy Mansor Fakulti Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
  • Puvaneswary Batmanathan Batmanathan Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Zetty Nurzuliana Rashed Fakulti Pendidikan, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor, 43000 Bandar Seri Putra, Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Study motivation, school students, academic achievement

Abstract

Excellent academic performance is necessary to ensure one's life in the future. There are various factors that contribute to the deterioration of students' academic performance including the students' own study motivation. A quantitative study; survey methods were conducted to assess the level of study motivation and its relationship with students’ academic performance. This study involved N=100 students from two District SJKT located in Hilir Perak (N = 50 SJKT 1; N = 50 SJKT II). Data were collected using a questionnaire and analyzed with the help of SPSS software version 25.0. The results of the analysis showed that students in both SJKT have a moderate level of study motivation with an average mean score obtained was ±2.88 – ±4.20. However, the analysis found that the level of student’s study motivation in SJKT I was higher (mean = 2.94-4.20) than the level of student’s study motivation in SJKT II (mean score = 2.04-4.34). The analysis results also showed that the students in both schools have a moderate level of academic achievement performance. However, this study found that the level of student’s study motivation in both schools did not have any significant relationship with their academic achievement (r = 0.087 (SJKT 1), r = -0.127 (SJKT II) whereby the value of p obtained was greater than 0.05. Finally, this study suggests that students' study motivation can be generated through the students themselves, family and support from the local community.

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Published
2021-11-19
How to Cite
Abu Bakar, N. A., Mansor, K. Z., Batmanathan, P. B., & Rashed, Z. N. (2021). Level of Study Motivation among Students in Two Schools at Hilir Perak District. Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 10, 56-63. https://doi.org/10.37134/esss.vol10.sp.10.2021