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: - â€¢ According to the Macmillan's dictionary (1979), to motivate means to provide with a motive; move to effort or action. â€¢ 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. â€¢ Motivation is defined as the impetus to create and sustain intentions and goal seeking acts (Ames& Ames, 1989).