Identifying the internal and external factors that influence the motivation of students taking English course at Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Chong, Men Ye (2008) Identifying the internal and external factors that influence the motivation of students taking English course at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to identify the internal and external factors that influence the motivation of a group of students taking English course at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). There are 69 students (English Level Two,) involved in Intensive English Program that organizes by ppm, UMS. This study was conducted using a set of questionnaire which are divided into three sections that include demographic factors, internal and external factors in five scales form and one section using structure questions for preference and strategies. Completed questionnaires were collected from 60 respondents and then analyzed through descriptive statistic, factor analysis, repeated measure t-test, One Way and Two Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The frequencies distributions for the demographic factors and the strategies are also included in this study. The female respondents are more than male students in this Intensive English Program. The mean score of motivation was found significantly different before and after the Intensive English Program. There was significant difference of mean score for internal factors before and after the program but not in the mean score for the external factors. Mean scores of motivation in learning English for genders are equal. There is no significant difference in female and male students for motivation in learning English in this study. Besides that, there is interaction effect of demographic factor, i.e. father's and mother's education levels toward post-test mean score of motivation of respondent's in learning English. The identifications of internal and external factors of motivation in learning English seem to contribute to the progress of English Language Improvement Programs for the students.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: motivation, English course, ANOVA, Intensive English Program, English Language Improvement Program
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 00:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 01:31
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/8561

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