Investigating Motivation among Libyan High School Students

  •  Amal Sase    
  •  Noureldin Abdelaal    
  •  Nahid Amhimmid    


There are many factors that are likely to affect the acquisition of English as a second or foreign language; among the most important affective factors is motivation. This study examined instrumental and integrative motivations among Libyan high school students in Kajang, Malaysia. It investigated whether EFL Libyan students are instrumentally or integratively motivated to study English, and the relationship between gender and type of motivation. This study adopted a qualitative approach through employing focus group interview. The findings of the study revealed that students are more integratively motivated than instrumentally. However, female students are more integratively motivated than male students are.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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