Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes towards Studying English as a Specialization: The Case Study of Jordanian EFL Students

Mohammed M. Obeidat

Abstract


This study aimed to investigate undergraduate students’ attitudes towards studying English as a specialization in terms of attitude toward English-speaking people, the emotional aspect of attitude, interest, and motivation. It also aimed to explore if there were any significant differences between students’ responses according to gender, study year, grade point average and the type of school they graduated from. To this end, a questionnaire survey was administered upon a total of 190 randomly selected students. Results showed that students’ motivation was the most and interest in English was the least influential aspects which caused them to study English as a specialization. They also revealed no significant differences according to gender, study year and grade point average. However, results showed significant differences due to the type of school students graduated from.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n6p74

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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