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The relationships between types of motivation and second language acquisitions among science students

Zakaria, Zakhwan Aunie Al- Haffizz and Hashim, Jamalludin Helmi (2018) The relationships between types of motivation and second language acquisitions among science students. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Transformasi Sosio-Ekonomi Wilayah Utara ke-3, 02 -03 Ogos 2018, Hotel Casuarina@Meru, Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan..

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Several researchers (for example, Tsutsui and Fujiwara, 2015; Golten, Genc, 2016) noted that there is a relationship between the positive attitude and motivation with the creativity in the learning process which lead to the cultivating the independent learning.The present paper will report the first part out of two of the study; i.e., the influence of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in learning English as Second Language (ESL).The objectives of the present study are twofolds: (i) to determine the type of motivations (either extrinsic or intrinsic) and (ii) to identify the relationship between those motivation and Second Language acquisition among science students.Using a Purposive Sampling method, 70 returned (out of 80) questionnaires were analyzed from one of the Private Higher Education Institution in Malaysia.The results showed that the respondents are intrinsically motivated to learn ESL and the Cohen d” statistic (p< 0.05) which means that there is a high relationship between intrinsic motivation with the ESL acquisition ability.As for future research, bigger samples size (in term of the number of respondents as well as the areas of studies) should be used in order to ensure the results are applicable and can be generalize to a larger population.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-89-5 Anjuran: Pusat Penyelidikan Koridor Utara Universiti Utara Malaysia Anjuran Bersama: Universiti Sulatan Azlan Shah (USAS), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) serta Asia Pacific University- Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) dan Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 08:24
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 08:24

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