Chapter 10 Significance of Sociocultural Factors in Attribution of Educational Outcomes and Motivation Goals

In: Preparing Indonesian Youth

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Abstract

In the Indonesian contexts, ethnicity, religion and gender are extremely important identifiers or components of one’s identity (), and are strong sources of a value system that young individuals bring into the pursuit of education. Contributing to the gap in this area of research, this study explores the hypothesis that individuals’ sociocultural backgrounds bare some significance to their perceptions regarding educational or academic success and failures, as well as to their motivations through the academic experience. The analysis adds nuance to an understanding of sociocultural factors that directly and indirectly impact students’ attribution of outcomes and motivational goals, utilising measures of religiosity and ethnic identity. Through a quantitative study involving 1006 Indonesian students from three public universities, differing ethnicities and religions of participants were found to not affect their educational outcomes significantly, whereas gender significantly affects the extent to which a student exerts themselves academically and the subsequent responses from the community.

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