A STUDY OF INSTRUMENTAL AND INTEGRATIVE MOTIVATIONS AS FACTORS INFLUENCING UTAR THIRD-YEAR CHINESE UNDERGRADUATES IN LEARNING ESL

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A STUDY OF INSTRUMENTAL AND INTEGRATIVE MOTIVATIONS AS FACTORS INFLUENCING UTAR THIRD-YEAR CHINESE UNDERGRADUATES IN LEARNING ESL

WONG YIN MUN

A RESEARCH PROJECT
SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) ENGLISH LANGUAGE
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN

MARCH 2011

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

It would not be possible for me to complete this thesis without the assistance of my supervisor, Mr. Renu a/l Kailsan. Mr. Renu has given me fully support and guidance during the entire development of this research project. Also, he has provided me numerous valuable comments, ideas, information as well as suggestions whenever I have lost track of my research project. I am deeply grateful to my supervisor for his endless patience in deepening my understanding in this field of study.

In addition, I would like to express my appreciation to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) as well, as it has provided me with sufficient facilities, such as computers and references that are available in the library. Moreover, specially thanks to all the respondents and lecturers who were willing to spend their precious time to complete the survey questionnaire and interviews. Thank you so much for their participations and involvements.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my friends and family members for their warm encouragements as well as their understanding. They have given me continuous supports and wise counsel that I value and immeasurably. This thesis has been completed by having all of your efforts and contributions.

WONG YIN MUN

APPROVAL FORM

This research paper attached hereto, entitled A Study of Instrumental and Integrative Motivation as Factors Influencing UTAR Third Year Chinese Undergraduates in Learning a Second Language, prepared and submitted by Wong Yin Mun in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Science (HONS) English Language is hereby accepted.

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ABSTRACT

It is undoubtedly that motivation appears as one of the most vital elements in the education field, especially in the matter of second language learning. The issue regarding which motivation (either instrumental or integrative) has greater influence among university students has been debated since centuries ago; also, numerous researches concerning this topic have been conducted all over the globe over the past decades as well. In this study, the researcher tends to find out the type of motivation which plays a more important role among Chinese university undergraduates in their second language learning process. The basis of the analysis is survey data and interviews responses collected from 50 university undergraduates as well as 2 lecturers. In this research, the introduction and background of the study are first discussed; subsequently, the methodology, findings as well as the analysis or discussions of results are presented in the final part of this research paper. The main findings of this study is that instrumental motivation appears to be more important among these students in learning a second language, compared to integrative motivation.

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DECLARATION

I declare that the material contained in this paper is the end result of my own work and that due acknowledgement has been given in the bibliography and references to ALL sources before they printed, electronic or personal.

Name

: WONG YIN MUN

Student ID: 08AJB04353

Signed

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Date

: 11th March 2011

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