Abstract: Motivation is the inner strength that drives and influences the action of a person to carry out respective duties and responsibilities. Intrinsic motivation begins from ones inner self or internal desires while extrinsic motivation is the external factor that may influence an action or decision of the individual. This study aims to identify the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic factors with patriotism of the student athletes. This is a quantitative study by using the approach of survey method involving 440 student athletes. Data collection obtained from the questionnaires administration. Data analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 17.0. Inferential statistical methods for correlationswas used at the significant level of p<0.05 to measure and observe significant relationship between independent and dependent variables. The results of analysis show that the overall intrinsic factor has significant moderate correlation with knowledge on patriotism, r = 0.308, p<0.01 with sense of patriotism, r = 0.536, p<0.01 and with patriotic behavior, r = 0.613, p<0.01. Meanwhile, the overall analysis of extrinsic factor has significant positive relationship but with a weak knowledge on patriotism, r = 0.250, p<0.01, significant positive relationship but with a moderate level of value or sense on patriotism, r = 0.534, p<0.01 and patriotic behavior, r = 0.568, p<0.01.
Fauziah Binti Mail, Wan Hasmah Binti Wan Mamat, Chander a/l Vengadasalam, Ibrahim Bin Mohamed Zin, Zulyadi Zakaria and Salmy Edawati Yaacob, 2014. Relationship Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors with Patriotism of the Student Athletes. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 160-168.