Motivation and Willingness to Communicate in English amongst ESL Engineering Pre-university Students in Malaysia

Authors

  • Sathiyaperba Subramaniam Centre of Foundation Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Dengkil 43800 Dengkil, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Rozi Hanum Shaharudin Centre of Foundation Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Dengkil 43800 Dengkil, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Nurul Bazilah Abdul Hamid Centre of Foundation Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Dengkil 43800 Dengkil, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Nadiah Hanim Abdul Wahab Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2906

Keywords:

Motivation to communicate, Willingness to communicate, Engineering students

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between motivation and willingness to communicate (WTC) in English and motivation towards the WTC in English amongst pre-university Engineering students. The instruments used to investigate the motivation and the WTC in English and the correlation between motivation and WTC in English were administered amongst 109 respondents. There was a significant relationship between the variables. The multivariate regression results implied that 48.8% of WTC variance could be predicted from the motivation to communicate in English. The study provided important implications concerning the extension of the corpus of knowledge and pedagogical enhancement.

Keywords: Motivation to communicate, Willingness to communicate, Engineering students

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2906

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Subramaniam, S. ., Shaharudin , R. H. ., Abdul Hamid , N. B. ., & Abdul Wahab, N. H. . (2021). Motivation and Willingness to Communicate in English amongst ESL Engineering Pre-university Students in Malaysia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2906