Motivation levels among traditional and open learning undergraduate students in India

  • Shashi Singh Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Ajay Singh Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Kiran Singh University of Allahabad
Keywords: Traditional Education System, open Education System, Academic Motivation

Abstract

Motivation plays a crucial role in learning. Motivation energizes the behavior of the individual. It also directs the behavior towards specific goals. It helps students acquire knowledge, develop social qualities, increase initiation, persist in activities, improve performance, and develop a sense of discipline. This paper aims to compare the levels of motivation between students in the open education system (OES) and in the traditional education system (TES) in India. The study further investigates the motivation levels of male and female students in the two systems. An Academic Motivation Scale was prepared and administered on the students of TES (n = 200) and OES (n = 151). Results show that there exist significant differences in the level of motivation between the students of TES and OES. The study concludes that it is the presence or absence of extrinsic motivation which is predominantly responsible for this difference.

Author Biographies

Shashi Singh, Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology

Lecturer

Department of Education

MIET

Meerut

Ajay Singh, Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology

Assistant Professor

Department of Business and Management Studies

MIET Meerut

Kiran Singh, University of Allahabad

Reader

Department of Economics

University of Allahabad

Published
2012-04-17
How to Cite
Singh, S., Singh, A., & Singh, K. (2012). Motivation levels among traditional and open learning undergraduate students in India. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 13(3), 19-40. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v13i3.1050
Section
Research Articles