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ERIC Number: EJ946120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Perceptions of Classroom Climate and Motivation to Study English in Saudi Arabia: Developing a Questionnaire to Measure Perceptions and Motivation
Maherzi, Sena
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v9 n2 p765-798 2011
Introduction: This study describes Effat University students' perceptions of their classroom climate and their motivation to study English, and investigates the validity and reliability of an Arabic questionnaire for measuring student perceptions and motivation. Method: To this end, 137 female students participated in the cross-cultural validation of this questionnaire, which is comprised of their motivation for studying English, their perceptions of the teacher's communication style and feedback, and their perceptions of autonomy (self-determination) and competence. Results: Results provide support for the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Discussion and conclusion: Implications for the use of this questionnaire in theoretical and applied research, as well as for teaching with references to perceptions of classroom climate and motivation, are discussed. (Contains 4 tables, 7 footnotes, and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia