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ERIC Number: EJ920528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Is Oral Performance Affected by Motivation?
Soozandehfar, Seyyed Mohammad Ali
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v14 n2 p105-119 2010
The present investigation intends to make a comparison between integratively motivated students of English at Islamic Azad University of Shiraz and their instrumentally motivated peers in terms of their oral performance. To this end, 35 junior students (15 males and 20 females) were selected out of 54 initial participants based on their scores on the Oxford Placement Test. A 20-item motivation questionnaire adopted from Laine (1969) was employed to constitute two groups of 13 integrative and 22 instrumental students. The students' scores on the two courses of Oral Reproduction 1 & 2 were used to represent their oral proficiency. The statistical analysis, using independent t-test, revealed that there was no significant difference between the integratively oriented participants and their instrumentally oriented counterparts as far as their speaking was concerned. Teachers in an EFL context can use either instrumental or integrative motivation to develop students' L2 speaking ability. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Iran