Instrumental & Integrative Factors that Affect Students' Decision in Choosing English As a Specialization

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Author Obydat, Mohammed Mohy Aldeen [محمد محي الدين عبيدات] en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:39:47Z en_US
Publication Date 2006 en_US
Citation Journal of Educational Sciences (JES), 2006, Vol. 5, No. 9, Pages 154-127. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8631 en_US
Abstract This study aimed at investigating instrumental and integrative factors that influenced students' decision in choosing English as a specialization. The sample consisted of 305 male and female students chosen randomly from the population of the study (N= 471). The instrument used in the study was a questionnaire, which included two major dimensions. Each dimension comprised 15 items. Results showed that there were major instrumental and integrative factors that played a role in choosing this specialization. Results also showed that the students were more instrumentally motivated to study English. The results of the t- test indicated statistically significant differences (a= 0.05) between the means of students' responses to the two dimensions in favor of instrumental motivation. Moreover, results revealed statistically significant sex differences (a= 0.05) in integrative motivation and in the two dimensions together. The differences were in favor of females. With regard to instrumental motivation, males and females showed the same orientation. Concerning level of study, the results showed en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Integrative Factors en_US
Subject اللغة الأنجليزية ar
Title Instrumental & Integrative Factors that Affect Students' Decision in Choosing English As a Specialization en_US
Alternative Title العوامل الداخلية والخارجية التي تؤثر في قرار الطلبة لختيارهم اللغة الإنجليزية كتخصص ar
Type Article en_US
Pagination 154-127 en_US
Issue Number 9 en_US
Volume Number 5 en_US


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