THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TYPE OF LEARNING MOTIVATION AND STUDENT’S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Keywords:correlation, learning motivation, academic achievement
This research is a descriptive correlative research that is aimed to describe the correlation between the type of learning motivation and student’s academic achievement. Data was retrieved from 80 Informatics Engineering students in Islamic University of Lamongan as samples. The variable that was measured in this research was the type of learning motivation that can be differentiated as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as independent variable and student’s academic achievement that can be determined from student’s academic achievement index as dependent variable. The data of student’s learning motivation type gathered using questionnaire method while student’s academic achievement index retrieved from documentation method. The retrieved data then was analyzed using Point Biserial Correlation analysis and interpreted with the value of r interpretation table to determine the correlation between these variables. The results showed that the average index of student’s academic achievement from student whose learning motivation is intrinsic was 3.35 while the extrinsic was 3.11. The analysis result showed that the value of rpbis is 0.566 while the critical value of r is 0.220. Thus, it can be concluded that there is moderate correlation between the type of learning motivation and student’s academic achievement.