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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2014 Vol.4(2): 194-197 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.397

A Cross-National Study of Motivation in Language Learning

Surina Nayan, Hariharan N. Krishnasamy, and Latisha Asmaak Shafie
Abstract—Motivation plays an important role in one’s learning. When one is motivated, he/she will be moved to accomplish the task given to him/her efficiently. The studies on motivation in language learning have contributed a lot to the development of many theories on motivation. In addition, findings from previous research on motivation based on different theories are included in this paper. This paper also focuses on research done on motivation across nations. Recommendations given on how to help learners to be more motivated are also included.

Index Terms—Language learning, motivation, self concept and theories of motivation.

Surina Nayan and Asmaak Shafie are with Universiti Teknologi MARA, 02600, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia (e-mail: surinana@perlis.uitm.edu.my, latisha@perlis.uitm.edu.my).
Hariharan N. Krishnasamy is with the College of Arts and Humanities (CAS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) 06010, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail: hn1084@uum.edu.my).


Cite: Surina Nayan, Hariharan N. Krishnasamy, and Latisha Asmaak Shafie, "A Cross-National Study of Motivation in Language Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 194-197, 2014.

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