Motivation and Attitudes Toward Learning English among Senior High School Students at Selected Secondary Schools in Jolo, Sulu
Studies and research work directly and indirectly related to motivation and attitudes toward English language learning are reviewed in this chapter. The instrument that was used in this research was patterned and adapted from Al-Tamimi and Shuib’s (2009) standardized Motivation and Attitudes Questionnaires toward learning English. These standardized questionnaires were already used in Al-Tamimi and Shuib’s (2009), At least one hundred (100) students with 50 male and 50 female were utilized as representative samples from each of the selected senior high schools. The table below shows the distribution of samples of this study. The results were 1) There is no significant relationship between students’ motivation and attitudes toward learning English language; and 2) There is no significant difference in students’ motivation and attitudes towards learning English language when data are grouped according to gender and average monthly family income.