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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Hariharan N. Krishnasamy is with the College of Arts and Humanities (CAS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) 06010, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.