|| ARTICLES | Volme 1, N° 6, Page 222-227 (August 2015)|
| Research Article
IMPACT OF MOTIVATION ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITI SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN STUDENTS
| Auwalu Shuaibu Muhammad | Norsuhaily Abu Bakar | Sadiq Ibrahim Mijinyawa | Kabara Auwal Halabi |. American Journal of Innovative Research and Applied Sciences. 2015; 1(6):222-227.
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Background: Motivation plays an essential role in reshaping learners’ behavior towards learning. This study examine the impact of motivation on students’ academic performance with a special reference to Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin students. Objective: This study aim to examine the relationship between students’ motivation and their academic performance (GPA). Secondly, to find out the effect of motivation on students’ academic performance (GPA). Method: A structured questionnaire on motivation was administered on 218 University Sultan Zainal Abidin students. The students were from the Faculties of Islamic Contemporary Studies, Applied Social Sciences and Economic and Business Management. Data was analyzed using correlation analysis and a simple linear regression. Results: Findings of the study revealed that a strong positive relationship exist between motivation and students’ academic performance. This is because the r- value from the correlation analysis is 0.667 revealing a strong link between the study variables. Similarly, result from the regression analysis indicated that motivation serves as a good predictor of students’ performance. Conclusions: Based on the findings from the study, a strong relationship exists between motivation and Students’ academic performance. Similarly, students’ motivation serves as a yardstick in predicting their performance.
Keywords: Students’ Motivation, correlation, Performance.