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ERIC Number: EJ1166735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1675-8110
Antecedents of Intrinsic Motivation, Metacognition and Their Effects on Students' Academic Performance in Fundamental Knowledge for Matriculation Courses
Ibrahim, Mikail; Baharun, Hazleena; Harun, Haliza; Othman, Normah
Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, v14 n2 p211-246 Dec 2017
Purpose: This study examined the interrelationships between a set of antecedent academic intrinsic motivations and metacognitive strategy such as goal orientation, perceived value and religiosity in Fundamental Knowledge for Matriculation courses (FKM). It also investigated the relationship between intrinsic motivation and metacognitive strategy on one hand, and students' academic performance on the other. Methodology: A total of 471 second-year students (233 males and 238 females) were randomly selected to participate in a survey, following a stratified random sampling. Hypothesized relationships of academic intrinsic motivation, metacognitive strategy and their predictors were then tested by using Structural Equation Modeling. Findings: Using bootstrapping (data-based resampling), the findings confirmed the proposed model which suggests that goal orientation and perceived values contributed to students' academic performance directly and indirectly via intrinsic motivation and metacognition. Additionally, the findings also indicate that goal orientation was the main determinant of intrinsic motivation and metacognition, followed by perceived value. It was also found that religious motives within a perceived value construct contributed significantly to students' academic performance in a direct and indirect manner via intrinsic motivation and metacognitive strategy. Significance: The study suggests the importance of goal orientation especially mastery and performance as well as perceived value and most significantly, religious motive in students' intrinsic motivation and their use of metacognitive strategies. The study also highlights the significance of intrinsic motivation and metacognitive strategies in students' academic performance. Hence, it is recommended that learners should be helped to adopt appropriate academic goals, and be encouraged to use metacognitive strategies to enhance their learning attainments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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