Place of origin and motivation: are they related

Bobbe Daimin (2013) Place of origin and motivation: are they related. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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This study is to investigate the relationship between place of origin and motivation. Taking Kolej Yayasan Sabah students as the sample of this study, they are 221 respondents for questionnaire and 10 students for focus group. This study is focus on how place of birth can impact motivation to learn English in the urban context (in Kota Kinabalu). The main students population originates from only two places: Kota Kinabalu, the urban context and Outside of Kota Kinabalu, the non-urban or rural context. This study is adopted Dömyei's motivation component framework (1998) and adapting Ruth MH Wong study (2007). It is believed that urban students' motivation based on Dömyei's conceptual framework is higher compare to non-urban students' motivation in learning English in urban context (Kota Kinabalu). However, further statistical results show variations within this general result.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation to learn, English, Urban students, Non-urban students, Dömyei
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 13:14
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 13:14

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