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In general, minority of the Orang Asli community in Malaysia is still lagging behind in various fields in terms of infrastructure, poverty, level of education and also the way of thinking. From the education context, this community suffers from high school dropout rates. Although educational opportunities are widely provided but a large number of students choose to leave school. This study aims to determine the factors that influence the motivation on going to school among Orang Asli students in one of the secondary schools in Perak. A total of 126 samples from a total of 265 form one and two students were analyzed using SMART-PLS3. Findings of the study showed that self-efficacy among Orang Asli Bawong students had a significant relationship with self-motivation to go to school (β = 0.364, T = 4.285/p <0.00), the ability to comply with school discipline showed a significant relationship with motivation to go to school. (β = 0.259, T = 3.211/p <0.01) as well as religious beliefs also showed a significant positive relationship on self -motivation to go to school (β = 0.233, T = 3.112 p <0.002). The evaluation of the structural model includes the evaluation of the value of R2, This study shows that the value of endogonous R2 that is motivation to school is 0.478, this means the construct for all exogonous variable of motivation to school can explain the construct of 47.8%. This study contributes to teachers, administrators and JHEOA and the researchers themselves in identifying several factors that influence the motivation of indigenous students to school in addition to further developing this model more broadly.