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Rangsit Journal of Arts and Sciences. Vol.5 No.2 , July - December 2015.

Factors impacting on educational motivation among international students in Thailand

Darrin Thomas

Abstract

          A major challenge for students within international schools in Thailand is motivation. The purpose of this study was to ascertain students’ perceptions of the classroom learning environment, institutional support, social support, academic self-efficacy, and motivation to study. A survey design using a sample of 144 international high school students was employed. T-test and ANOVA found little practical difference for gender and GPA. Multiple regression analysis found that classroom-learning environment, institutional support, and academic self-efficacy explained 30% of the variance of motivation to study.

Keywords: institutional support, learning environment, motivation, self-efficacy

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DOI: 10.14456/rjas.2015.11