Language learning strategies and motivation among religious secondary school students

Mat Teh, Kamarul Shukri and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Nik Yusoff, Nik Mohd Rahimi and Mahamod, Zamri (2009) Language learning strategies and motivation among religious secondary school students. The International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 29 (1). pp. 71-79. ISSN 1327-774X

[img] Text
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (51kB)


Studies have indicated that motivation is related to both a high frequency and an appropriate use of language learning strategies (Oxford & Nyikos 1989; Chamot et al. 1999; Macaro 2001). This study is designed to investigate the types and level of Arabic language learning motivation among Malaysian religious secondary school students. We also examine the relationship between the use of language learning strategies and language learning motivation. Data for the study were collected using selfreport questionnaires, including the adaptation Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (Oxford 1990) version 7.0 and the Language Learning Motivation section of the Affective Survey (Ehrman & Oxford 1991). The sample was comprised of 457 Form 4 students from thirteen religious secondary schools in Terengganu, Malaysia. Descriptive statistics, including Pearson and Kruskal Wallis tests, were used to examine the relationship between language learning strategy use and the level of language learning motivation. The results indicate that the students were moderately motivated and tended to have stronger integrative motivation than instrumental motivation. The students’ strategy use was strongly correlated with language learning motivation. Overall, language learners with higher levels of motivation possess a richer repertoire of strategies and employ these strategies more frequently than less motivated language learners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: language learning strategy, language learning motivation, and Arabic language.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 05:13
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 05:13

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item