The study partly has supported our hypothesis, the results

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The study partly has supported our hypothesis, the results showed intrinsic motivation has anpositive effect on engagementamongst higher education students. Our study alsopredicted thatextrinsic motivation is unrelated and amotivation is negatively related to engagement, our resultsshowed that amotivation was a stronger predictor compared to extrinsic motivation.The self-determination theory of Deci and Ryan (1991) refers amotivation as a pessimistic impact ofmotivation.People who have reported high levels of amotivation tend to have behaviours that areunregulated and unintentional. These behaviours occurs from different feelings such as not beingable to accomplish an activity successful, also they are not expecting and yield a desired outcome ornot valuing a activity (Ryan, 2000).Baker (2004)has studied thatthe influence of motivation alignment ondifferent aspects thisinclude stress, psychological ill health and performance in second year university students. Thisstudy also predicted that only intrinsic motivation predict lower stress, while amotivation predictedhigh levels of stress meaning that students had poor modifications to the university task and lastlyextrinsic motivation showed that there is no relationship to any outcomes.The hypothesis of theour study has been supported to this previous research of Baker (2004).Bailey and Phillips. (2015) suggested that students who lacks motivation tend to struggle meetingthe social and emotional challenges at university. Although some researchers has implied thatamotivation may be accountablestudents with mental health, the study suggests that poor mentalhealth may be an ineffective assimilation and adjustment to the emotional and social aspects ofengaging at university.
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