Investigation Into Motivation Types of Saudi and Chines EFL Learners and Gender Role Differences

  •  Asma Alqahtani    


This study investigates motivation types of Saudi and Chines EFL learners and gender role differences. I selected these two groups because they constituted the most dominant groups that study English abroad. The descriptive and correlational approaches were used to examine the participants’ motivation by collecting the data through questionnaire and interviews. Twenty-five Saudi and Chinese college level English language students were selected as samples for collecting data for answering the research questions. The findings showed that both groups have extrinsic and intrinsic motivation as well integrative and instrumental motivation. The Chinese group’s intrinsic motivation is stronger than the extrinsic motivation. 

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