Motivational orientations of learning Japanese as a foreign language among undergraduates in a public university in Malaysia / Kuldip Kaur Maktiar Singh … [et al.]

Maktiar Singh, Kuldip Kaur and Loh, David Er Fu and Leong, Irene Yoke Chu and Phang, Yook Ngor and Chan, Yann Seng and Abd Hamid, Nurul Atiqah (2021) Motivational orientations of learning Japanese as a foreign language among undergraduates in a public university in Malaysia / Kuldip Kaur Maktiar Singh … [et al.]. In: International Conference of Research on Language Education (I–Role) 2021: Engaging in Change: Empowering Linguistics, Literature & Language. Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Abstract

Motivation is a key factor in learning a foreign language (FL). This study investigated the instrumental, integrative and attitudinal motivation level of students learning Japanese as a FL in a public university in Malaysia. A survey questionnaire based on Gardner’s (1985) AMTB (Attitude/Motivation Test Battery) and Dornyei’s (1994) Attitudinal Motivation was given to 171 undergraduates. Descriptive and Inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The results of the study indicated that the FL learners were generally highly motivated to learn Japanese as a foreign language. Moreover, their integrative and attitudinal motivational levels were similarly high and slightly higher than their instrumental motivation. There were also statistically significant differences among the three subscales of attitudinal motivation viz. teacher-specific, course-specific and group specific. They were more oriented towards teacher-specific and course-specific attitudinal motivation than group-specific attitudinal motivation. The implications for EFL teachers and curriculum developers are that it would improve foreign language learning courses in future by designing suitable lessons and preparing appropriate materials and activities.

Metadata

Item Type: Book Section
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Maktiar Singh, Kuldip Kaur
kksekhon@uitm.edu.my.com
Loh, David Er Fu
UNSPECIFIED
Leong, Irene Yoke Chu
UNSPECIFIED
Phang, Yook Ngor
UNSPECIFIED
Chan, Yann Seng
UNSPECIFIED
Abd Hamid, Nurul Atiqah
UNSPECIFIED
Contributors:
Contribution
Name
Email / ID Num.
Patron
Mohd Nor, Abd Halim
UNSPECIFIED
Advisor
Md Badarudin, Ismadi
UNSPECIFIED
Advisor
Jono, Nor Hajar Hasrol
UNSPECIFIED
Advisor
Ismail, Shafinar
UNSPECIFIED
Advisor
Maulan, Sumarni
UNSPECIFIED
Advisor
Md Yusuf, Ahmad Harith Syah
UNSPECIFIED
Advisor
Mahpoth, Halim
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social psychology > Social influence. Social pressure > Attitude
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Academic language. Study and teaching
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus
Keywords: Instrumental orientation; Integrative orientations; Attitude; Motivation; Foreign language learning
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46353
Edit Item
Edit Item

Download

[thumbnail of Abstract Only] Text (Abstract Only)
46353.pdf

Download (509kB)

ID Number

46353

Indexing

|

Statistic

Statistic details