Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-7
L. Saranraj* and K. Meenakshi
*Author of Corresponding: L. Saranraj Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT University, Vellore – 632014, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Objectives: This study investigates the influence of motivation factors and language anxiety in second language learning among engineering students in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu, India.The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between L2 learners’ motivation factors and language anxiety. Methods: The researchers had adopted Gardner’s Attitude and Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) questionnaire and conducted semi-structured interviews. The data were collected from 120 engineering college students and the interview was conducted with twenty respondents. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Cronbach’s Alpha, and Correlation. Findings: The results revealed that motivation factors and language anxiety are positively correlatedamong Technical L2 learners. Applications/Improvements: The language instructor could create pleasant and collaborative environment inside the classroom.
Keywords: Correlation, L2 Learning, Language Anxiety, Motivation Factors, Socio-Educational Model
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