Definition of self-motivation in English:

self-motivation

noun

  • See self-motivated

    • ‘It must be based on self-motivation and that's what I've tried to build here.’
    • ‘The list of about 20 books includes subjects like self-motivation, self-improvement, poetry, fiction and even fairy tales for children.’
    • ‘It's coming out of nowhere, out of anywhere, and achieving what you want to achieve by the sheer brute force of self-motivation and self-delight.’
    • ‘Teachers and the parent-teacher associations should ensure that programmes that improve self-motivation of the students were organised on a regular basis in schools, he added.’
    • ‘We would of course like to congratulate the students on their results, which is due to their hard work and good self-motivation.’

Pronunciation

self-motivation

/ˌsɛlfˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/