Motivation and Learning Strategies of Education Students in Online Learning during Pandemic

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Ernie C. Avila, Ana Maria Gracia J. Genio


The motivation level to learn of the college students was affected by the sudden implementation of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All schools are closed for face to face classes to prevent the transmission of the virus. The sample included the total enumeration of 196 education students currently enrolled at Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Ragay, Camarines Sur Branch for the First Semester of the School Year 2020-2021. Data was obtained using the Duncan and Mckeachie (1991) Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) modified into Google Survey Form. Descriptive statistics, One-Way Analysis of Variance, and Pearson's correlation have been used to interpret results. The findings revealed that the students Agreed that they are motivated to learn during the online classes and Often Utilized the learning strategies to support self-paced learning. Furthermore, there is no difference in the level of motivation among students' courses, and no correlations exists between the motivation and learning strategies and the characteristics of the respondents except in the Control of Learning Beliefs and the Year Level of the students. The findings imply that students can be motivated in online learning despite the hindrance through proper support, assistance, and encouragement. Furthermore, similar research can be conducted to compare the motivation and extent of the utilization of the learning strategies among the basic education and higher education students both from the public and private sectors.

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