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ERIC Number: ED518703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-19
Pages: 59
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Factors That Influence Student Motivation in the Middle and High School French Language Classroom
Laing, Kathleen A.
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Lack of student motivation is a shared concern by teachers across all content areas, at all educational levels. Unmotivated students exhibit behaviors of being unengaged, distracted, and unwilling to put forth effort. Motivation has been shown to foster a strong sense of self-efficacy, which may lead to personal expectations of successful learning. The purpose of this research was to investigate the issue of student motivation, specifically in the high school subject area of French language. Through the use of a student questionnaire, the study investigated the factors that influence student motivation for learning French and how these influences relate to student ability and success in French. It is clear that the information gathered through this study will be of great value, not only for educators of French language, but also for educators of all content areas, as student motivation is a shared concern no matter the discipline. Four appendixes present: (1) Letter of Introduction and Informed Consent; (2) Letter of Parental Consent; (3) Letter of Permission; and (4) Student Survey. (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A