Examining the Motivation to Read and Its Relationship to Second Language Reading Proficiency in an Indonesian EFL Tertiary Context

  • Miftahul Jannah Universitas Brawijaya
  • Sahiruddin Sahiruddin Universitas Brawijaya
  • Roosi Rusmawati
Keywords: Reading, Motivation, Intrinsic, Extrinsic


The purpose of this research is to investigate and describe the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of tertiary-level EFL students in Indonesia toward reading English. The quantitative method was applied by asking students majoring in English at Brawijaya University to fill out a questionnaire adapted from Wigfield and Guthrie's Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ) (1997). The questionnaire was administered to students from 2018 generations to 2020 generations. Besides that, students’ self-assessment reading value used to measure students’ reading proficiency. In addition, this study also examined the correlation between students' reading motivation and their reading ability. The data collected were analyzed using the SPSS program with descriptive statistics to answer research question 1 and Pearson correlation analysis to answer research question 2. The results indicated that students are relative highly extrinsic motivated in reading English. Meanwhile, intrinsic motivation was found to have a significant correlation and extrinsic motivation was found to have a negative correlation with students' reading. Based on these findings, lecturers are expected to increase students' intrinsic motivation to read.


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How to Cite
Jannah, M., Sahiruddin, S., & Rusmawati, R. (2022). Examining the Motivation to Read and Its Relationship to Second Language Reading Proficiency in an Indonesian EFL Tertiary Context. Journey: Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 5(2), 216–228. https://doi.org/10.33503/journey.v5i2.1953
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