How has Learning Motivation of University Students in Vietnam Changed during COVID-19 Pandemic?
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With the data from 2,082 students at National Economics University, this article focuses on assessing the decline in learning motivation of undergraduates during the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Vietnam. Using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), descriptive statistics, and One_Way ANOVA tests, it was evident that the decline in learning motivation was noticeable in most students surveyed. Specifically, 36.1% of the survey respondents experienced severe demotivation with all 4 expressions “Distracted”, “Exhausted”, “Uninterested” and “Lack of responsibility for learning”. Furthermore, the level of motivation decline tended to rise significantly among the groups of students with the following characteristics: first-year students, male gender, and low academic performance. The abovementioned results alert educational and training institutions to pay proper attention and comprehensively evaluate the learning motivation of their students. Moreover, supportive measures should be implemented to improve learning motivation for the young in the “post-COVID-19” period.
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