A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF STUDENTS’ LEARNING MOTIVATION ACCORDING TO THEIR GENDER AND GRADE AT LAIZA HIGH SCHOOL, KACHIN STATE, MYANMAR

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  • Nang Htang Lahpai
  • Yan Ye

Keywords:

Students’ Learning Motivation, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation, Gender, Grade, Kachin State, Myanmar

Abstract

Students’ learning motivation were examined by gender and grade sample of 139 students on grade 10 and 11 in Laiza high school, Kachin state, Myanmar.
The questionnaire was used for this study which included 6 subscales. There were 3 subscales for each motivation; challenge, curiosity and independent mastery for intrinsic motivation and easy work, pleasing teacher and dependent on teacher for extrinsic motivativation. Using data analysis methods such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and independent t-test, the author found levels of students’ learning motivation was only moderate but there was a significant difference of students’ learning motivation by gender and grade. Levels of students’ intrinsic motivation was a significant different by gender. However, the levels of students’ extrinsic motivation were found not significantly different by gender. In the difference of students’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation according to grade, there was a significant difference for both intrinsic, as well as extrinsic motivation.

Author Biographies

Nang Htang Lahpai

M.Ed. Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, Assumption University, Thailand.

Yan Ye

Ph.D., Director of Educational Research, Statistics and Measurement Center, Graduate School of Education, Assumption University, Thailand.

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