The Influence of Learning Motivation on the Learning Outcomes of Vocational Students at Lampung University
Many factors greatly influence the learning outcomes for vocational students, but the learning process for non-vocational program students is different. Learning motivation, especially intrinsic motivation, is a determining factor for successful of learning outcomes. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of learning motivation on the learning outcomes of vocational students. The study used descriptive correlational methods. A sample comprising 40 students was selected by random sampling. Data on student motivation was collected using a questionnaire instrument containing 25 statements concerning four aspects of learning motivation: self-determination, curiosity, challenge, and effort. Reliability testing showed that all items in the questionnaire were reliable. The influence of the learning motivation (independent variable) on the learning outcomes (dependent variable) was analyzed using ANOVA. Intrinsic motivation improved the learning outcomes for vocational students. Curiosity was identified as the most important aspect of learning motivation as it had the greatest influence on improving learning outcomes. Therefore, intrinsic motivation should be integrated into learning activities to improve the learning outcomes of vocational students in tertiary institutions.