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Perception of Students on Factors in Motivation to Learn

M Jalil Khan; Muhammad Hussain; Muhammad Afzal; Syed Amir Gilani

The process of getting new ideas, knowledge and changing the existing knowledge and behavior is called learning or a change in human capacity which retains for a period of time is called learning. It brings changes in every student which can be short time or long time changes. Academic learning is directly linked to motivation. Learning and motivation is associated to student’s perceptions. Motivation is a concept which defines a student’s direction, persistence, and purpose. The motivation of students is a crucial factor for their performance and achievement of high quality academic grades. Motivation of student has an effect on all features of student life from participation to academic performance to extra-curricular activities. A Cross sectional descriptive study was conducted among the students of Lahore school of nursing total (n= 134) in Lahore, Pakistan from September 2019 to December 2019. Data collected through questionnaire. Convenient sampling technique was used. Study included 134 students of Lahore school of nursing in which 40.3% (n=54) participants belongs to age group of 18-22 years, 34.3% (n=46) participants belongs to age group of 20-22 years, 16.4% (n=22) participants belongs to age group of 22-24 years, 4.5% (n=6) participants belongs to age group of 24-26 years and 4.5% (n=6) participants belongs to age group of more than 26 years. There were two main motivational factors in this study, one is student related and one is teacher related. The mean of student related motivational factor was 2.56 and teacher related motivational factor was 2.77. This study concluded that the University of Lahore, Lahore school of nursing. Motivation play important role in every student carrier. Motivation enhances student desire to learn and achieve their goals. This study concluded that student had good perception about motivational factor of learning. This study also provides support to student to enhance their motivational level.   

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