A study on the Relationship between EFL Learners' Nationality and Language Learning Motivation

Seyyed Mohammad Reza Amirian, Najme Komesh


The present study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between nationality of Persian, Arab and Turk EFL learners and their motivation toward English language learning. To perform this, 120 Persian, Turk and Arab EFL learners studying at English Preparatory school in Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus were selected to participate in this research. In order to measure the EFL learners’ motivation toward learning English, a motivational questionnaire including 29 items was administrated to all three groups of the present study. At last, in order to find any relationship between nationality of EFL learners and their language learning motivation and to examine any differences among Persian, Turk and Arab EFL learners in terms of language learning motivation, a chi-square and  an analysis of variance (ANOVA) were run. The results revealed that there was relationship between nationality of EFL learners and their language learning motivation. Moreover, there was significant difference between nationality of Persian, Turk and Arab EFL learners and their language learning motivation.


Nationality, EFL Learners, Language Learning Motivation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.2p.26


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