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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2015, Vol. 6(2) 1-14

An Analysis on Motivational Beliefs and Attitudes of Undergraduates Regarding Learning English

Dilek Ilhan & Hakan Karatas

pp. 1 - 14   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2015.004

Published online: July 01, 2015  |   Number of Views: 148  |  Number of Download: 521


Abstract

Attitudes and motivational beliefs are seen as an essential prerequisite for language learning so both of them should be taken into consideration through this process. The study was designed to investigate the undergraduates’ motivational beliefs and attitudes regarding learning English in terms of gender, grades and department variables. A total of 447 undergraduates participated in this research study. The measuring instruments used were ‘Attitudes towards English Scale’ that focused on the attitudes towards learning English and ‘Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire’ specifically on self-regulatory strategies and motivational beliefs. The data collected were computed and analyzed via Pearson correlation, t-test, and one-way ANOVA. The findings of the study were generalized in the way that follows: one of the findings of the study is that there is significant correlation between the undergraduates’ motivational strategies and the attitudes but not self regulation. There is not significant difference on motivational strategies and attitudes regarding learning English in terms of gender and grades. There is significant difference between undergraduates’ motivational strategies and the attitudes according to their faculties. Some useful implications are discussed based on the research findings in order to help provide possible further solutions towards the English language learning.

Keywords: English language learning, attitudes, motivational beliefs, undergraduates


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APA 6th edition
Ilhan, D. & Karatas, H. (2015). An Analysis on Motivational Beliefs and Attitudes of Undergraduates Regarding Learning English. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 6(2), 1-14.

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Ilhan, Dilek and Hakan Karatas (2015). " An Analysis on Motivational Beliefs and Attitudes of Undergraduates Regarding Learning English". International Journal of Educational Researchers 6 (2):1-14.

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