A SMALL-SCALE SURVEY ON READING MOTIVATION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Alficia Maudy Bentari Pangestika, 13322045
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Reading is the most important skill required by students, especially in foreign language context. Foreign or second language students should have motivation to increase their willingness in reading. The categories of motivation also be called as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, students have to know what factors that can help them to be more engage and have more desire in reading. The purpose of this research is to map the first year student‟s motivation in foreign language reading. The method of this research is quantitative research and this research adopt Komiyama (2013) questionnaire as instrument to collect the data. The research involved undergraduate students at Department of English Language Education in Islamic University of Indonesia batch 2017/2018. The data were analyzed by using frequency and means. The means score shows that the most frequent categories of motivation is Extrinsic motivation ( ̅= 3,10), followed by Intrinsic motivation (2,83). The result show that the item of extrinsic academic “It is important for me to receive a good grade in my English reading course” is the highest frequency (3,49). Meanwhile, the lowest frequency is “When an assignment is interesting, I can read difficult English materials more easily” (2,46), it is part of intrinsic motivation. Another result also showed that there were differences between male and female students about categories of motivation in reading English. Female students have a highest means score than male students.