English as a Foreign Language Students’ Mindfulness, Academic Motivation, and Academic Performance

Ayu Ulivia, Ismail Petrus, Lingga Agustina Suganda

Abstract


Previous studies found that academic motivation has a role in affecting academic performance. Along with that, the experts lately investigate mindfulness as one of the cognitive aspects related to student’s performance. This study aimed to find out the correlations among mindfulness, academic motivation, and academic performance in the context of EFL students in Indonesia. Using a quantitative correlation design, this study involved 170 students from English Education study program in a university in Indonesia. Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ), Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) and GPA official data were used as data collection instruments. Furthermore, to measure the correlation and contribution between the variables, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient and regression analyses were conducted. The result of this study showed that most students had low mindfulness scale, high academic motivation scale with a dominant extrinsic motivation type, and very satisfactory GPA. However, there was no correlation among mindfulness, academic motivation, and academic performance. Moreover, it was found that only amotivation subscale has negative significant correlation with academic performance.

Keywords


Mindfulness; Academic motivation; Academic performance; Student engagement

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