Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-7
L. Saranraj 1 , Zaved Ahmed Khan2 and Shahila Zafar3*
1School of Social Sciences, VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected] 2Adesh University, Bathinda - 151009, Punjab, India; [email protected] 3Central University of Punjab, Bathinda - 151001, Punjab, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Central University of Punjab, Bathinda - 151001, Punjab, India; [email protected]
Objectives: This study investigates the role of motivational factors in second language learning and gender differences between integrative and instrumental orientation among engineering students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: An adopted AMTB (Attitude and Motivation Test Battery) was used to collect data from undergraduate engineering students in the study area. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Cronbach’s Alpha, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation coefficient. Findings: The results revealed strong positive correlation observed between desire to learn English and attitude towards learning English. A moderate correlation was found between attitude towards learning English and motivational intensity. Similarly,strong positive correlation was found between integrative and instrumental orientation among male students when compared to female. Applications/Improvements: The teacher must boost their learners’ interest and create awareness about the importance of studying English both for intrinsic and instrumental reasons. Similarly, language instructors could change their teaching method according to the learners’ interest.
Keywords: Gender Difference, Instrumental and Integrative Orientation, L2 Learning, Motivation Factor, Socio-Educational Model
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