Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

This study examined attitudes and motivation of second language learners in Kuwait. A self-report questionnaire was adapted from Gardner's (1985) Attitude and Motivation Test Battery and translated into Arabic, the participants' first language. Several methods were used in dealing with the data collected: descriptive statistics, correlation, and t-test. Scores on each measure were used as separate variables to examine the relationship between any two variables (nine hypotheses). The findings were consistent with those of the other researchers': there are significant correlations between affective variables (attitudes and motivation) and learning a second language. Also, a significant level of English class anxiety was revealed upon which future investigations were recommended. Pedagogical implications were proposed in an effort to enhance the learners' interest in learning a second language in Kuwait.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6148

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Basma Ebraheem Alshaar

Language

en

Date Available

2014-02-17

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

70 pages

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