A CASE STUDY OF THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TOWARD ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING AT SMKN 5 JEMBER
SALAMA, Erika Daris
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The result of the gained data showed some students gave many responses through the data collection result. From the questionnaire, the 24 research respondents filled the questionnaire completely. It has been known that there were 20 items in the questionnaire that the research respondents should choose to indicate whether they strongly agree, agree, moderately agree, disagree and strongly disagree. From the 20 items, there were two kinds of motivation to determine the kinds of students’ motivation. They were about integrative and instrumental motivation. The result showed that the mean score of the instrumental motivation is higher than integrative motivation. It could be seen from the highest mean scores that the highest mean scores were existed in the instrumental motivation. It could be seen from the number of questions 13, 11 and 20. These numbers were included in the kinds of instrumental motivation. The result from the observation also showed that some students had high motivation to learn English. It could be seen that some of them had high enthusiasm to follow the lesson, showed their hard efforts, pay their attention well, and showed their active and seriousness well. From these indicators, they were kind of students who had good motivation to learn English. The result from the interview also showed that some of the research respondents argued they learn English since it was important for them to prepare for their need after graduating from vocational school. Besides, some of them also argued that it was important to prepare their need in national examination as well as in pursuing their study to university. Then, based on the data analysis, it can be concluded that the students were instrumentally motivated to learn English. It was proved by the analysis of the questionnaire using SPPS version 21.0 that the mean score of instrumental motivation was 4,38 higher than integrative motivation was only 4,17. Besides, the spread of the highest mean score was existed in the instrumental motivation items. Besides, the result of the observation and interview also showed that the students had good motivation to learn English. They also claimed that they learn English because it was needed for the students and the people in this era to help them in looking for job and in preparing their future career. Therefore, it was suggested for the teacher to know the kind of students’ motivation toward learning English and make good atmosphere such as by modifying assigning a task related with the work world, giving good material, giving an authentic material. The purpose was in order to the students always had high motivation toward learning English. In addition, it was also suggested for the future researchers to conduct further research on similar topic but in different focus. For example, it could be used as the reference for other future researchers, it would be better if the researcher determine the research respondents in some vocational schools in a region so that the future researchers can measure the students’ motivation of vocational school in a region.