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English Language Learning Motivation of First Generation Immigrant Students from Low Socio-Economic Background in Swedish Secondary Schools
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explores the factors that influence the English language learning motivation of first generation immigrant students from a low socio-economic class in the city of Växjö, Sweden. Qualitative research methods are applied and semi-structured, in-depth individual as well as group interviews are used to collect the empirical data. The results indicate that students from socio-economically disadvantaged background feel excluded from the society and lack intrinsic motivation to learn English. This lack of motivation is explained in connection with their socio-economic background and the roadblocks currently existing in the Swedish education policy. The findings are analyzed using a theoretical framework consisting of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, social comparison theory and some aspects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. A concluding discussion is presented in the end.

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2018. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
Motivation, Immigrants, Swedish secondary schools, Socio-economic Status, English language learning
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27922OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27922DiVA, id: diva2:1249302
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English
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2018-05-29, Högskolan i Gävle, Gävle, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-09-19 Created: 2018-09-19 Last updated: 2018-09-19Bibliographically approved

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