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 Volume 6, Issue 3 (March 2019), Pages: 17-22


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Enhancing students’ learning motivation for better academic performance: An empirical case in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam

 Author(s): Thanh-Lam Nguyen *


 Office of International Affairs, Lac Hong University, Dong Nai, Vietnam

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Learning motive, motivation, and their relationships to study results have been interesting research topics attracting the special interest of numerous scholars in searching for appropriate educating and training approaches for students to well satisfy the requirements and demand of labor marketplace. By clarifying the different connotations between two terms “motive” and “motivation”, this paper focuses on identifying the determinants of learning motivation of students in engineering majors. In an empirical case in Dong Nai province, Vietnam, seven key determinants are found, including (1) Social environment; (2) Family and friends; (3) Learning environment; (4) Personal perception; (5) Personal ambitions; (6) Living viewpoint; and (7) Living location. The finding sets a sound foundation for rational proposals towards academic faculty, education institution, students and their families to enhance students’ learning motivation. 

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 Keywords: Learning motive, Learning motivation, Determinant of learning motivation, Engineering students, Dong Nai province

 Article History: Received 31 November 2018, Received in revised form 15 January 2019, Accepted 17 January 2019


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 Conflict of interest:  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Nguyen TL (2019). Enhancing students’ learning motivation for better academic performance: An empirical case in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(3): 17-22

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