International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

Online ISSN: 2349-4182
Print ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)

Motivation factors of learning English in government schools

Author(s): Arvind Kumar Gill, Vandana Gaur Vashisht
Abstract: The word "motivation" appears to be simple and easy but it's so difficult to define. It seems to have been impossible for theorists to reach consensus on a single definition. Martin Covington (1998:1) states that "motivation, like the concept of gravity, is easier to describe - in terms of its outward, observable effects- than it is to define. Of course, this has not stopped people from trying it." A few definitions were found during the research process: - • According to the Macmillan's dictionary (1979), to motivate means to provide with a motive; move to effort or action. • Gardner (1985) states that motivation involves four aspects: a- a goal b- an effort c- a desire to attain the goal, d - a favorable attitude toward the activity. • Motivation is defined as the impetus to create and sustain intentions and goal seeking acts (Ames& Ames, 1989).
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