European Journal of Education Sciences, cilt.7, ss.113-124, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
The purpose of the present study is to identify the structural relationship pattern among
intrinsic, extrinsic motivation and attitudes. For this aim, the Academic Motivation Scale
and The Attitude Questionnaire for English Course were administered to a total of 631
university students in order to identify their motivational types together with levels and
their attitudes towards learning. The data were analysed through Structural Equation
Modelling (SEM). At the end of the research, the structural model framed upon the
variables was tested, analysed and verified within the recommended values of fit indices.
The results of the study suggested that the correlation value between students’ extrinsic
motivation and intrinsic motivation (r=.26); attitude and intrinsic motivation (r=.25); as
well as attitude and extrinsic motivation (r=.39) are all positive and significant (Critical
Ratio = 4.57, p <.05; Critical Ratio = 5.81, p <.05; Critical Ratio = 5.30, p <.05 respectively).
Correspondent with the findings of the study, some recommendations and implications
were made to consider to promote the motivation and positive attitudes.