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Exploration of instrumental and integrative motivation for reading English as a second language among second year pre-university students of Government MAO College, Lahore (Pakistan)


Jahan Khan, Tahir and Murad Sani, Azlina and Shaik Abdullah, Sarimah (2016) Exploration of instrumental and integrative motivation for reading English as a second language among second year pre-university students of Government MAO College, Lahore (Pakistan). Open Journal of Social Sciences, 04 (04). pp. 69-76. ISSN 2327-5952

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Abstract

Since the 1970s work of Gardner and Lambert, studies on language learning motivation have received much consideration in second language research. More recently, studies on reading motivation have also gained much interest. This study was conducted among 40 male second year pre-university students of Government MAO College, Lahore (Pakistan) to investigate the levels of instrumental and integrative motivation for reading English as a Second Language (ESL). Data were collected through an adapted version of Dornyei’s language learning motivation questionnaire, and analyzed by means of descriptive statistics.The findings indicate that the students were more strongly instrumentally motivated for reading English in their context.It was also found that the students have relatively lower levels of integrative motivation for reading English.Based on the findings and implications, recommendations are made for the enhancement of motivation for reading English in the Pakistani context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Instrumental and Integrative Motivation, ESL, Pre-University, Reading English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Azlina Murad Sani
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 06:05
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 06:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21695

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