Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership, AISTEEL 2022, 20 September 2022, Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia

Research Article

Correlation Between Learning Motivation and Mathematics-Creative Thinking Ability

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2022.2324499,
        author={Jonni  Sitorus},
        title={Correlation Between Learning Motivation and Mathematics-Creative Thinking Ability},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership, AISTEEL 2022, 20 September 2022, Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AISTEEL},
        year={2022},
        month={12},
        keywords={learning motivation correlation mathematics creative thinking ability},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2022.2324499}
    }
    
  • Jonni Sitorus
    Year: 2022
    Correlation Between Learning Motivation and Mathematics-Creative Thinking Ability
    AISTEEL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2022.2324499
Jonni Sitorus1,*
  • 1: Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Provinsi Sumatera Utara-INDONESIA
*Contact email: sitorus_jonni@yahoo.co.id

Abstract

The research aims are as follows: describing the student's learning motivation and mathematics-creative thinking ability; testing their correlations; and calculating the contribution percentage of the learning motivation to the increase in the student’s mathematics-creative thinking ability. The total sample size is 619 students from ten primary schools. Data was collected by two methods, as follows: a questionnaire and a test. There are sixteen questions in the learning motivation questionnaire and one open-ended question on the student’s mathematics creative thinking ability test. The data is analysed quantitatively. The correlation between the learning motivation and the students’ mathematics-creative thinking ability was analysed by using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation with ⍺ = 5% and N = 619. The research showed that learning motivation and five of its indicators have positive and significant correlations and have contributed to the increase with a student’s mathematics creativity ability and three of its indicators.