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Learner motivation and teacher motivation: is there a link?


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Labor, Martina. (2015). Learner motivation and teacher motivation: is there a link?. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Geld, Renata].

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This thesis seeks to examine whether a relationship exists between teacher motivation and learner motivation. The theoretical part provides a literaturereview on learner motivation and teacher motivation including several relevant studies dealing with each topic separately. It is followed by the study,which focuses on aims, sample, instruments and procedures, and lastly results and discussion. One English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher and 26 English studentsparticipated in the study. The learners were givenan adapted version of the Attitude Motivation Test Battery (AMTB). The teacher completed the Teacher Motivation Questionnaire (TMQ)followed by an interview. The results showed that integrative and instrumental motivation for learning English are complementary.However, student motivation was in some cases hindered by language anxiety therefore proving its negative association with language learning motivation. Teacher efficacy was found to enhance both teacher and student motivation. It was concluded that teacher enthusiasm and teacher expectations are the two most important factors affecting learner motivation and that learner achievement and motivation to learn are the two main factors that influence teacher motivation. Student achievement was found to have a positive influence both on teacher efficacy and on teacher motivation. Furthermore, teacher expectations were positively related to student achievement, which in turn affected teacher motivation positively. A relationship was established between teacher motivation and learner motivation thus supporting the initial hypothesis.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: learner motivation, teacher motivation, SMQ, TMQ
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Geld, Renata
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 17:00
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 17:00

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