Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.8 Number.1 March, 2017                    Pp.250-263
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no1.18

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Language Learning Strategies, Motivation, and Writing Achievement of Indonesian EFL Students

Mutiatun Nasihah
Graduate Program in English Language Teaching
Universitas Negeri Malang, East Java, Indonesia
East java, Indonesia

 Bambang Yudi Cahyono
Universitas Negeri Malang, East Java, Indonesia
East java, Indonesia

Abstract:
This study aims at investigating the correlation between language learning strategies (LLSs) and writing achievement, the correlation between motivation and writing achievement, and the correlation between LLSs combined with motivation and writing achievement. It involved one-hundred English as a foreign language (EFL) students of a senior high school which is located in a big city in Indonesia. The students were selected randomly to be the participants of this study. The data were collected by using the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) questionnaire, motivation questionnaire, and writing tests. The results of research revealed that the null hypotheses for the three correlational analyses were rejected. In other words, there is a significant correlation between LLSs and writing achievement; there is a significant correlation between motivation and writing achievement; and there is a significant correlation between LLSs combined with motivation and writing achievement. Theoretically, this study supports the important roles of LLSs and motivation, either separately or combined, in predicting writing achievement. Pedagogically, when teaching writing, EFL teachers are recommended to introduce the potential of LLSs to EFL students, arouse the students’ motivation to write, or to apply both of them simultaneously to boost EFL students’ writing achievement.

Keywords: Language learning strategies, motivation, writing achievement

Cite as: Nasihah, M. Cahyono, B. Y. (2017). Language Learning Strategies, Motivation, and Writing Achievement of Indonesian EFL Students.  Arab World English Journal, 8 (1).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no1.18

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Mutiatun Nasihah is a student in Graduate Program in English Language Teaching at
Universitas Negeri Malang, East java, Indonesia. She obtained her Bachelor degree in English
Language and Letters from Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim at Malang, East
Java, Indonesia.
Bambang Yudi Cahyono is a professor in Applied Linguistics at Universitas Negeri Malang,
East Java, Indonesia. He earned his MA degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
and PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia.