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Factors Affecting the Motivation Level of Undergraduate ESL Learners at University of Sargodha, Pakistan. MJLTM 2019; 9 (2)
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The present research identifies the factors that influence the motivation level of undergraduate learners towards learning ESL in University of Sargodha context. This research adopted a survey method to collect quantitative data. The data were collected from randomly selected sample of 300 undergraduate male and female students. Gardner’s (1985) Attitude/Motivation Test Battery was employed to get a modified questionnaire of 41 items, to collect information about learner’s motivation. Means and standard deviations of data were computed by analyzing the data by The SPSS program. Furthermore, T-test was calculated to determine the motivational factors and gender differences in ESL learning. The findings presented the overall high degree of interest in learning English as a Second Language. A positive attitude and good level of instrumental and integrative motivation was found in students of both genders and relatively higher instrumental motivation in male students towards learning English. Finally, some pedagogical implications were presented to improve students’ proficiency in ESL learning.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2019/04/15 | Accepted: 2019/04/15 | Published: 2019/04/15

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