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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(7): 543-547 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.7.927

Factors Affecting Motivation in Language Learning

Hamidah Abdul Rahman, Azizah Rajab, Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab, Faizah Mohd Nor, Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria, and Mohd Asyraf Badli

Abstract—Motivation is one of the fundamental factors in learning a language, the feelings and excitement offered by extra enthusiasm for students to learn a second language in a better way. This study investigated the factors which contribute to motivation in learning English among 80 students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Lepar Utara. The instrument of the study was a questionnaire adapted from Mohamed Amin, Juriah and Mohd Isa (2001). Findings showed that teachers influence, personal attitude and parental influence do have influence in affecting students’ motivation to learn a second language.

Index Terms—Motivation, personal attitude, parents influence, teachers influence.

Hamidah Abdul Rahman and Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab are with the Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: midahp@yahoo.com).
Azizah Rajab, Faizah Mohd Nor, and Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria are with the Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Campus, Malaysia.
Mohd Asyraf Badli is with a Secondary School, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Cite: Hamidah Abdul Rahman, Azizah Rajab, Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab, Faizah Mohd Nor, Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria, and Mohd Asyraf Badli, "Factors Affecting Motivation in Language Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 543-547, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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