Motivated Strategies for Learning and Online Learning Readiness of Students in Maritime Institution in Central Luzon, Philippines

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Froilan D. Mobo


The study examined how motivated strategies for learning contribute to the online learning readiness of Maritime students in a Maritime institution in Central Luzon during the Pandemic School Year of 2021-2022. It also determined the differences in the motivated strategies for learning and online readiness of the respondents when grouped according to sociodemographic characteristics. The respondents of the study were 153 purposively-sampled 2nd year to 4th year maritime students enrolled in the BS Marine Engineering and BS Marine Transportation programs. The descriptive-correlational research design was used in the study. The respondents’ age ranged from 17 to 20 years old, the typical age of students who are in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years. Majority of the respondents were males because of the common notion that maritime courses are for males. Most were 4th year students enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. Motivated strategies of the respondents such as rehearsal, elaboration, organization, critical thinking, and metacognition showed high significant relationship with online learning readiness. This finding tends to suggest that the more the respondents use the different motivated strategies for learning, the more they are ready for online learning.

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