The effect of the implementation of the guided inquiry learning method and achievement motivation on the learning achievement of class VII students of SMP Muhammadiyah 4 Singosari

  • Septiana Kurniasari Universitas Negeri Gorontalo
  • Moh. Arif Alfan Habibi Universitas Kanjuhuran Malang
Keywords: achievement, motivation, guided inquiry, learning


One method that can provide opportunities to construct knowledge and develop students' abilities is the guided inquiry method. This study aims to determine: (1) the effect of student achievement with guided and conventional methods of inquiry; (2) the effect of student achievement with high and low achievement motivation; (3) the interaction between inquiry learning strategies and achievement motivation on science learning achievement. The samples used were two classes, namely the experimental class (guided inquiry method) and the control class (conventional method). The data obtained were analyzed by ANOVA test. Based on the results of the analysis, the following results were obtained: (1) student achievement using the guided inquiry method was higher than student achievement using conventional learning methods; (2) students who have high achievement motivation abilities show higher science learning achievements than students who have low achievement motivation abilities; (3) There is no interaction between guided inquiry learning strategies and motivation on science learning achievement.