Title: ASSESSING LEVEL OF MOTIVATION IN LEARNING PROGRAMMING AMONG ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Year of Publication: Jun - 2012
Page Numbers: 425-432
Authors: Azliza Yacob, Mohd Yazid Md Saman
Conference Name: The International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2012)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


Students in programming courses have difficulties to master all required competencies and skills. Consequently, the failure rates in introductory programming courses are frequently high. Developing good programming skills typically requires students to do a lot of practice, which cannot sustain unless they are adequately motivated. This paper aims to identify the issues on programming motivation among engineering students in TATI University College (TATIUC). Research methodologies used in this study are qualitative and quantitative survey techniques. It is found that ‘clear direction’ and ‘punishment’ from extrinsic factor becomes an important role for motivating computer programming students. This study also assess about students’ expectations and found that 60% of the students expect that this particular subject will be more fun, user friendly and entertaining.