Online learning motivation for Aviation English: Attitude, readiness, and demographic factors

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(1) * Laila Rochmawati   
Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya

(2)  Fatmawati   
Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya

(3)  Meita Maharani Sukma   
Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya

(4)  Imam Sonhaji   
Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya,

(*) Corresponding Author


Online learning is an ideal technological development that is created and improved according to technology within the present educational context. The purpose of this study was to find out motivation, attitude, and readiness, as well as demographic factors in online learning, applied linguistics in the Civil Aviation Polytechnic of Surabaya cadets. The instruments in this study were online learning motivation, online learning readiness and online learning attitudes Likert scale questions cumulated using quantitative method with multiple linear regression. This study utilized a group of 139 Diploma-3 Aeronautical Communication Officer and Diploma-3 Air Traffic Controller cadets. Study results mentioned that attitude to online learning, readiness of online learning, age, gender, and education are all important predictors of the motivation for education. The results showed that the level of education and readiness of online learning were variables that have a considerable effect on motivation. The outcomes of this research cope with students' online learning motivation problems in Aviation English online learning.


  • The factor excluded from the model, with findings inverse to the ranking of the model. The age as a predictive measure of online learning motivation increases the contrast between expectations of technical skills.

  • Educational institutions need to prioritize online learning experiences before learning to deal more efficiently with the problem of on-line learning motivation.

  • The contribution of this research is key to enhancing online learning output for cadets in addressing the online learning motivation issue, while educational institutions may use online learning as the most successful learning platform.


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Rochmawati, L., Fatmawati, Sukma, M. M., & Sonhaji, I. (2021). Online learning motivation for Aviation English: Attitude, readiness, and demographic factors. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 6(1), 1-8.
Author Biographies

Laila Rochmawati, Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya

Laila Rochmawati, was Born in Surabaya July 23rd, 1981, has completed Bachelor of faculty of letters English department at Jember University in 2003. In 2013 has completed Master of Instructional Educational study at the PGRI Adi Buana University of Surabaya Postgraduate Program with a concentration in English Education. In 2019 has completed Doctor of Instructional Educational study at the Surabaya University Postgraduate Program. The author is an Aviation English educator, and head of aeronautical communication officer department at Aviation Polytechnic of Surabaya under ministry of transportation of the republic of Indonesia and also Aviation English Proficiency Rater for Air Traffic Controller and Aeronautical Communication Officer.

Fatmawati, Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya

Fatmawati, was born in Surabaya November 2nd, 1980, has completed bachelor of faculty of sains and language in English departmen at Wijaya Kusuma University of Surabaya in 2004. In 2014 has completed Master of Instructional Educational study at PGRI Adi Buana University of Surabaya Postgraduate Program with a concentration in English Education. The author is an Aviation English educator in Aeronautical Communication Department at Aviation Polythecnic of Surabaya under Ministry of Transportation of the republic of Indonesia.

Meita Maharani Sukma, Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya

Meita Maharani Sukma, was born in Surabaya May 2nd, 1980, has completed Bachelor Degree in Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, English Education Department at PGRI Adi Buana University of Surabaya in 2005. In 2013 has completed Magister degree in English Language and Literature Education, Education Technology Department, Postgraduate Program at PGRI Adi Buana University of Surabaya. The
author is an Aviation English lecturer and Secretary of Air Navigation Engineering Department at Aviation Polytechnic of Surabaya under Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia.

Imam Sonhaji, Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya,

Imam Sonhaji was Born in Banyuwangi, July 15th, 1981, has completed Bachelor Degree of Air Traffic Controller at Indonesia Civil Aviation Institute (ICAI) in 2011. In 2015 has completed Master Degree of Management at Mercubuana University.The author is an Air Traffic Control Instructor, Lecturer and Chief of Air Traffic Control Training Division at Civil Aviation Polytechnic of Surabaya under ministry of transportation of the republic of Indonesia.


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