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ERIC Number: ED511187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Study on Motivational Factors of Students in German Language Teaching Department at Trakya University
Yucel, Mukadder Seyhan
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v6 n12 p1-13 Dec 2009
There are many definitions, views and theories for motivation. This study aims to state expressly what type of motivation factors according to the students' grades affects the students of German Language Teaching Departments (Turkey) negatively or positively. How the external and internal factors affect the students of German Language Teaching Departments in terms of motivation will be determined in this study. A questionnaire has been given to the students (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes) of Trakya University German Language Teaching Departments (2008) to collect data for showing the motivation profile of these students. The questionnaire has been transferred to SPSS program except quantitative analysis. The frequency and the percentage distributions of the data have been calculated with the aim of determining the students' views. In conclusion, it is possible to state that German Language Teaching Department students have been affected by the positive and negative motivation factors and the achievements and failures of these students could vary depending on the different reasons. On the other hand, the students of German Language Teaching Department have attributed important roles to the lecturers. Many features of the lecturers have affected the students' motivation positively. (Contains 15 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey