To Investigate Gender Based Difference in Undergraduate Students’ L2 Integrative Motivation

Muhammadi Tanveer Ahmed, Shoukat Ali Lohar, Habibullah Pathan

Abstract


This study took place in Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh Paksitan. This University is in the general category with 29 departments. Keeping in mind the regional context, a questionnaire containing adapted and adopted statements from Attitude Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) and other questionnaires of L2 (second language) motivation researchers was developed. The participants of the study were 350 students (178 males and 172 females) from first year of undergraduate courses. The study aimed at inquiring if there was gender-wise difference among the students in the integrative motivation for learning English. The L2 motivation study in the area of gender-wise differences has yet to accumulate in Pakistan. The worldwide literature on the topic also suggests dearth of it internationally and a variance in results. Traditionally, gender-based differences have been found in favour of females (scoring high in integrative and instrumental motivation). However, this study found no such difference.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/elr.v5i2.15188

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