The Influence of Motivation and Achievement in Senior High School

Rizki Denarti(1*), Ika Lestari Damayanti(2),

(1) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(2) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


This study aims to investigate the kind of students' motivation in studying English whether they had intrinsic or extrinsic motivation and to investigate what kind of motivation would give impact on student’s achievement. By using random sampling, this study employed 53 first grade students from the population 324 students from Senior High School in Bengkulu. Data was collected by using a questionnaire and analyzed by using Likert Scale, descriptive statistic and Pearson Correlation in SPSS. The results showed that the students have intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in learning English, with the total mean score of intrinsic motivation 4.14 and extrinsic motivation 3.87 and they are categorized as high levels of motivation. Further, intrinsic motivation has weak correlation (r= 0,327) with achievement, meanwhile extrinsic has no correlation.


Students’ Motivation, Achievement, Studying English


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