Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation for English Learning of Foreign Students at Buriram Rajabhat University
This aim of this quantitative study was to investigate the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations factors influencing foreign students to learn English language at Buriram Rajabhat University. The participants of this study were 51 foreign students who are studying in English major in the first semester of academic year 2018 at Buriram Rajabhat University. The research instrument was the set of questionnaires. The questionnaire was tested by reliability and validity (0.81). The statistics for data analysis included mean and standard deviation. The result showed that: the intrinsic motivation that the foreign students of English learning at Buriram Rajabhat University at the agree level (x̅ = 3.92) which the most of intrinsic motivation factor influence foreign students to learn English at Buriram Rajabhat University was need for competence factor at the (x̅ = 4.15). When considering each function, it was found that the foreign students enjoy learning English because it is interesting, valuable, and essential to their future.” (x̅ = 4.39), followed by, the foreign student agreed that in an English class, the teacher´s method is important (x̅ = 4.25). However, the foreign students was slightly agree with this sentence “If they have questions about the English language, they prefer to find out the answer without asking for help from others” (x̅ = 3.27). Therefore, the result of this study showed that intrinsic motivation is the key factor in success of foreign students on English learning to enhance in learners.
Index Terms - Intrinsic Motivation, Extrinsic Motivation, English Learning of Foreign Students.