CHARACTER VALUES OF MOTIVATION AND INDEPENDENCE AS HABITUATION TO COMPLETE STUDY IN UPBJJ-UT SURAKARTA
Ary Purwatiningsih1, Wasino2, Septian Aji Permana3, Erik Aditia Ismaya4
1 Student Doctoral University of Semarang, 2 Professor of State University of Semarang, 3 Lecturer of PGRI University Yogyakarta, 4 Lecturer of Muria Kudus University
This study aims to analyze the internalization of motivation value of the long distance students in UPBJJ-UT Surakarta complete their study, to analyze the internalization of independence value of the long distance students in UPBJJ-UT Surakarta complete their study. This study used qualitative approach to analyze the character values of learning motivation and independence of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta students to complete their study. The informants in this study were UPBJJ-UT Surakarta Managers, UPBJJ-UT Surakarta Students, and UPBJJ-UT Surakarta Students’ Family. Data collection technique was performed by participant observation and in-depth interview. The collected data were then analyzed by using domain, taxonomy, compositional, and cultural theme analysis techniques. The findings showed that motivation and independent were needed by students in completing the course. Students were also aware that motivation and independent could be used as a whip for them in achieving a goal. High motivation and independence made the students to be more diligent to learn, in contrast the students who had low motivation and independence made them lazy to learn. From the phenomenon occurred in UPBJJ-UT Surakarta it seemed that the students’ motivation and independence were still relatively low. In general te students of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta would only learn if it was close to the exam time or if there was a tutorial task only. The low values of motivation and independence of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta students had an impact on low student’s learning endurance. The average graduation rate of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta students showed that 70% was unable to pass on time. Character values of motivation and independence could affect the learning endurance of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta students. The higher motivation and independence of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta students, the students could pass in accordance with the time specified. Motivation and independence should be used as the character values of UPBJJ-UT Surakarta students.
Key Words: Character values, Motivation, Long Distance School
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