Descriptive Study: Student Learning Motivation in Learning Physics of Renewable Energy Materials

  • Nuning Tri Handayani Universitas Jambi
  • Thanat Krobthong Suansunadha Rajabhat University
  • Kaulu Goodwell University of Zambia
Keywords: Learning, Motivation, Physics


Purpose of the study: This research aims to describe student motivation in learning physics about renewable energy materials.

Methodology: This type of research uses descriptive research with the data used being quantitative. Data collection used a physics learning motivation questionnaire instrument for students. The sampling technique in this study used purposive sampling with a total sample in this study of 60 high school students. Data analysis used descriptive statistics assisted by SPSS.

Main Findings: Based on the results of student motivation questionnaire data obtained from Jambi City 2 High School and Triam Udom Suksa School, there were 60 respondents, namely an average score of 73.80. Next, the middle value (median) is 73. Then the minimum value is 56. And the maximum value is 94. The implication of this research is that by using a comprehensive and nuanced approach, this research aims to explain the factors that influence student motivation in certain academic domains. This investigation examines various elements such as curriculum design, teaching methodology, and the relevance of renewable energy materials in the learning process.

Novelty/Originality of this study: The novelty of this research is that the descriptive study pioneers exploration into the previously uncharted area of student learning motivation in physics, specifically focusing on the renewable energy materials domain. This research can be a means to improve physics teaching in the classroom



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How to Cite
N. T. Handayani, T. Krobthong, and K. Goodwell, “Descriptive Study: Student Learning Motivation in Learning Physics of Renewable Energy Materials”, Sch. Jo. Phs. Ed, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 98-103, Dec. 2023.