The Indonesian EFL Learners’ Motivation in Reading

  •  Hairus Salikin    
  •  Saidna Bin-Tahir    
  •  Reni Kusumaningputri    
  •  Dian Yuliandari    


The motivation will drive the EFL learners to be successful in reading. This study examined the Indonesian EFL learners’ motivation in reading activity based on Deci and Ryans’ theory of motivation including intrinsic and extrinsic. This study employed mixed-method design. The data obtained by distributing questionnaire and arranging the group interviewed. The subject of the study involved 42 freshmen students of English department, the faculty of humanities at Jember University in the academic year 2015-2016. The results found that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations have significant contribution in motivating the learners to read the English text. The intrinsic motivation played the important role in students’ reading activities. Besides, the extrinsic motivation found the teacher’s role as the learners’ motivator in reading the English text through their method implemented in the reading class.

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