Attitude and Motivation of University Students in Learning English

Zulida, Abdul Kadir and Rosmahalil Azrol, Abdullah and Sarala Thulasi, Palpanadan and Siti Sara, Zainal Abidin and Siti Salmiah, Muhammad and Abdullah Adnan, Mohamed (2021) Attitude and Motivation of University Students in Learning English. Development in Language Studies, 1 (1). pp. 48-55. (Published)

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The aim of this study is to examine the students’ motivation and attitude towards learning English as a second language from four Malaysian higher institutions. A random sampling of 471 respondents participated in this study. Using 28 items of an instrument, adapted from Gardner’s Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB), an online questionnaire was distributed to get the data. Students’ motivational level was found to be high with (M=6.37, SD=0.77, M=6.10, SD=0.82). Additionally, the respondents were having positive attitudes in learning English (M=4.07, SD=0.48). With the findings, it is hoped that this can be a guidance for instructors to design a suitable lesson and approach to be used in the language classrooms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gardner’s Attitude Motivation Test Battery, Integrative Motivation, Instrumental Motivation.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Center for Modern Languages
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 03:56
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:56
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