Students’ Motivations and Attitudes towards Foreign Language Learning

Eva Meidi Kulsum, Hamdan Sugilar, Nanang Kosim, Koko A. Kodir

Abstract

It is a common phenomenon that students (language learners) who learn in the same time with the same book and of course are taught by the same teacher reach the very different levels of success in learning, this case is called as individual differences. There are three factors or variables contribute to individual differences: cognitive, affective, and personality variables. This study reported the affective variables that contribute to individual differences of students at university level. It investigated students’ motivations and attitudes towards foreign language learning. This study employed a qualitative descriptive method by taking the questionnaire. The data found were calculated manually by calculating the percentages and mean scores of the student responses to infer the data findings. The first finding showed that the mean scores of integrative were 3.1 were 3.1 or (77.5% students) and instrumental 3.5 (87.5% students) which meant most of the students learning English attached to their language learning outcomes and future achievements than integrative purposes. The second finding found that there are only 17.5 % students have bad attitudes and 82.5% students have good attitudes (for all sub-scales of attitudes). Additionally, students had better motivation than attitudes towards foreign language learning showed by the mean scores of motivation revealed 3.5 (87.5% students) and students’ attitudes 3.3 (82.5% students).

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Kulsum E., Sugilar H., Kosim N. and Kodir K. (2017). Students’ Motivations and Attitudes towards Foreign Language Learning.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 463-468. DOI: 10.5220/0007100204630468


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Eva Meidi Kulsum and Hamdan Sugilar and Nanang Kosim and Koko A. Kodir},
title={Students’ Motivations and Attitudes towards Foreign Language Learning},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={463-468},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007100204630468},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - Students’ Motivations and Attitudes towards Foreign Language Learning
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Kulsum E.
AU - Sugilar H.
AU - Kosim N.
AU - Kodir K.
PY - 2017
SP - 463
EP - 468
DO - 10.5220/0007100204630468