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A Survey Study of Motivation in English Language Learning in Iraqi EFL University Context

Dr. Hussein Dhahi Muzhir, Dr. Musaab Abdulzahra Raheem Al-Khazaali & Ali Muhammed Ridha,

University of Kufa, Iraq

The paper aims to investigate the types of the motivational factors that the English students have which lead them to choose learning English language. The sample of the study consisted of 60 (male and female) students, department of English language at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of languages /University of Kufa for the academic year 2018/2019. A statistical analysis is employed to find the most dominant motivational factors among students. A student’s questionnaire is used for data collection. The statistical methods which were used to analyze the given data are: percentages, mean, degree of freedom, sig. the equation of Cronbach’s Alpha and the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that the students are slightly more strongly motivated toward attitudes toward learning English. The study also showed that students have a motivation toward learning English language with the negative answer on the demotivation factor. Moreover, students’ motivations tend to be intrinsic rather than extrinsic.

The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Fourth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 1-2 February 2020, Iran-Ahwaz.