A Quantitative Analysis of Demotivating Factors for Iranian Intermediate High School EFL Learners

Bahar Rajabi, Sayed Mirhossein Hosseini Pozveh

Abstract


Being proficient in the second language is believed to be crucial for having better chances in future. Thus, parents want their children to have good command of English. One of the factors that affect acquiring second language is being motivated. So far, many scholar have worked on motivation. How ever, the other part of motivation, which has not been so popular yet, is demotivation. Recently, scholar have been working on factors influence L2 learners and demotivate them. Knowing these factor are vital for having better outcomes in teaching a second language. In the present study, 40 participants took part, half of them attended English classes in the institute, while the others did not take part in those extra classes. A questionnaire containing 18 5-point Likert type questions was given to participants. The questions were about the demotivating factors. The findings showed that class characteristics and class material are the most demotivating factors for the ones who attended classes in institute, while for the other group teacher and class characteristics were the most influential demotivating factors. The findings are beneficial for the teachers, policy makers, and material developers.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n5p124


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