Date of Award
Master of Arts
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.
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Basma Ebraheem Alshaar
Alshaar, Basma E., "Attitudes and motivation of second language learners in Kuwait" (1997). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 277.