The roles of student engagement motivations in learning and managing.


  • Ngo Hai Quynh University of Danang
  • Nguyen Thanh Hoai University of Danang
  • Nguyenthingoc Thu University of Danang



Student engagement, Intrinsic motivation, Extrinsic motivation, Behavioral engagement, Academic achievement


The purpose of this study is to explore how the combined influence of intrinsic motivation and extrinsic one on the engagement about behavioral, emotional, and cognitive of university students to bring academic achievements. To do this, an experimental questionnaire is designed to collect data from Vietnamese students in Danang and employed Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to estimate the relationships among proposed variables. The results from 393 samples indicated that intrinsic motivation is the crucial element stimulating their efforts and engagement to obtain learning success. In contrast, extrinsic motivation is found to not bring a positive influence on the cognitive engagement of students. Therefore, this is an important research result that contributes to the theoretical foundation of student engagement as well as makes sense for the management of higher education


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Author Biographies

Ngo Hai Quynh, University of Danang

Lecturer at Vietnam-Korea University of Information and Communication Technology

Nguyen Thanh Hoai, University of Danang

Lecturer at Vietnam- Korea University of Information and Communication Technology

Nguyenthingoc Thu, University of Danang

Official at Vietnam- Korea University of Information and Communication Technology


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DOI: 10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss4.3043

How to Cite

Quynh, N. H., Hoai, N. T., & Thu, N. (2021). The roles of student engagement motivations in learning and managing. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(4), 223–234.
Received 2021-03-09
Accepted 2021-03-22
Published 2021-04-01