Communication Skills and Time Management as the Predictors of Student Motivation
Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University
This study examines free time management and communication skills as the predictors of university students’ motivation. The study sample includes 610 undergraduate students in a variety of programs. Of the 610 students, 441 are female, 169 are male, and the mean age is 20.1 years. Their GPA averages range from 1.83 to 3.96 on a 4.0 scale. Data collection tools included three instruments. The relationship between university students' communication skills, free time management, and motivation levels are determined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. The findings show that there are positive and meaningful relationships between students' motivation and the subscales of communication skills and free time management. These subscales include goal setting and technique, free time attitude, scheduling, evaluating, respect, ability of expression, desire, democratic attitude, value, and obstacles. In addition, a regression analysis shows that students’ motivation is predicted by their free time management and communication skills.