Examining Academic Writing Motivation of Prospective Indonesian Language Teachers Using Exploratory Factor Analysis

Surastina Surastina, Fransisca S.O. Dedi
2018 International Journal of Instruction  
Motivation determines students' success in academic writing. The current study adopted 28 items of the academic writing motivation questionnaire by Payne (2012) translated into Indonesian language to explore students' motivation in academic writing. This study involved 120 prospective Indonesian language teachers at STKIP PGRI Bandar Lampung that were chosen by stratified random sampling technique. The result indicated that items clustered into four factors, namely (1) enjoyment (α = 0.98; s 2
more » ... ent (α = 0.98; s 2 = 34.96%), (2) self-efficacy (α = 0.91; s 2 = 17.90%), (3) instrumentality (α = 0.93; s 2 = 14.44%), and (4) recognition (α = 0.98; s 2 = 10.65%) with rotated factor loadings varying between 0.546 and 0.984. These results confirmed that the instrument used in this study had excellent validity and reliability. Based on degree of motivation analysis, the enjoyment had the highest contribution to writing motivation, followed by instrumentality, and selfefficacy. Finally, Pearson correlation analysis revealed the significant correlation between enjoyment and self-efficacy.
doi:10.12973/iji.2018.1122a fatcat:gs6tqqcrhfd4bds5d44euzrgda