A Study on the Intrinsic Motivation Factors in Second Language Learning Among Selected Freshman Students

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Title

A Study on the Intrinsic Motivation Factors in Second Language Learning Among Selected Freshman Students

 Authors

Rochelle Irene Lucas, Dennis Pulido, Edna Miraflores, Aileen Ignacio, Manuelito Tacay and Janifer Lao. 

De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Abstract

The paper focused on intrinsic motivation factors that may help identify what specific L2 communicative skill students are more motivated to learn. The study involved 240 freshman college students from different universities and colleges in Metro Manila. A 48-item questionnaire was administered to the selected respondents. The results of the study showed that students are intrinsically motivated

to learn speaking and reading skills and that they are intrinsically motivated via knowledge and accomplishment. These may suggest that students are motivated to learn these linguistic skills due to the very nature of the skills which they find interesting and relevant to them. The mastery of these linguistic skills somehow helps them

achieve their learning goals which may bring benefits to them in the future.

Key words:– intrinsic motivation, speaking and reading skills via IM knowledge

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Category: 2010