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Zaitolakma Abdul Samad N, Husin N, Mat Zali M, Mohamad R, Che Mat A. A Correlation Study on Achievement of English Learners. MJLTM. 2018; 8 (3) :407-430
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UiTM Terengganu, Dungun Campus, Malaysia
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This present study was conducted to re-examine motivation and attitude of language learners and its correlation to their learning achievement. Low English language proficiency among Malaysian students has drawn researchers’ attention to conduct the study within higher learning institution. This cross-sectional study was carried out involving 329 participants those were required to respond for self-administered questionnaire and taking four language skills test which was developed by researchers with the assistant of experience language lecturers. Descriptive and inference analysis were adopted to answer the research objectives.   The finding has demonstrated that participants of the study have higher integrative motivation (8.07) and moderate level attitudes towards the learning of English language (6.81). However correlation test has shown a there is a low correlation (r = 0.111) between students’ motivation and English language achievement tests.  Whereby there is a moderately low correlation (r = 0.224) between students’ attitude and English language achievement tests. In future investigations it might be possible to study other types of motivation such as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in order to determine the success for language learners.
Keywords: Motivation, Attitude, Achievement, Proficiency, success
Nor Zaitolakma Abdul Samad, Norhayati Husin, Masliza Mat Zali, Razita Mohamad and Azman Che Mat
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2018/08/18 | Accepted: 2018/08/18 | Published: 2018/08/18

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