Motivational Indicators Variances to Foreign Language Learning in a Demographic and Educational Context

Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Social Sciences

Year: 2022

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Motivational Indicators Variances to Foreign Language Learning in a Demographic and Educational Context

Valbona Loshi Softa

 

ABSTRACT: 

Foreign language learning has become an increasingly important skill in Albania promoted from the very early childhood until adult age, especially when the most commonly used language worldwide such as English language is concerned. This research aims to measure the overall intensity of high school students` motivation to learn English language and find the variances of motivation impacted by the demographic and education context. The descriptive statistics procedure is used to find the mean values and the frequencies of the data gathered for a sample size, N=650. A two-way ANOVA procedure was conducted to find the variances of students` motivation impacted by three groups of schools included in this study: public urban high school, public rural high school and non-public high school. The results indicated that the mean value for overall students` motivation to learn English language in a Likert scale (1-6), is M = 5.43, DS=.7. Post Hoc Tukey HSD procedure for comparison of groups indicated that there existed a slight and insignificant difference between urban public high school and rural high school, the difference was: (-0.41, p=1.000); A substantial and significant difference was found for urban public high schools and non- public school: (-.8092, p =, 019); non-public high schools compared to rural public high schools, insignificant difference: (0.395, p = .934).   In conclusion there exist variances of motivation to learn English between groups of school and the impact on motivation varies from the demographic and education context. The overall high school students` motivation to learn English language is high.

keywords: Demographic context, urban and rural high schools, educational context, Public/non- public schools, motivation to learn English.