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Pavić, Nikolina. (2014). EFL teacher motivation. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena].

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In this paper we first give a brief overview of literature on motivation, teacher motivation and some of the previous relevant studies dealing with this topic, followed by the detailed description of our own study. This study seeks to examine in detail the motivation of Croatian EFL teachers teaching on three different levels: primary education, secondary education and higher (post-secondary) education. The data has been collected by interviewing nine different teachers, three from each level, all of whom have been asked for permission to be recorded on tape. The results were then compared, first within each group, according to the level they were teaching at, and then they were compared generally. The assumption was that there would be significant differences in motivation among participants teaching English at different levels, as well as between the teachers of different age and years of teaching experience. It was also assumed that there would be some general similarities between the participants, stemming mostly from personality traits that people of the same profession often share. The hypothesis was in great measure proven to be correct, but there have also been some surprising results.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation, work motivation, career satisfaction, teacher motivation, EFL teacher motivation, Croatian educational system
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 11:58
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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