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Dordi-nezhad F. Construction, Validation and Reliability of the Foreign Language Attitude and Motivation Questionnaire. LRR. 2015; 6 (2) :107-128
URL: http://lrr.modares.ac.ir/article-14-10922-en.html
Assistant Professor of English, Martyr Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the construction, validity and reliability of the short-form of the “Attitude/Motivation Test Battery” questionnaire in language learning. To achieve this purpose, the Persian version of Gardner’s AMTS was used. Using the stratified random sampling method, 245 (135 male and 110 female) undergraduate university students from different majors of Tehran universities were chosen to answer the questionnaire. The analysis methods included the construction validity (confirmatory factor analysis) and reliability (calculation of Alpha Cronbach’s coefficiency for all questionnaires and factors). As a result, 7 factors were recognized including attitude towards language learning importance, language learning anxiety, parents’ encouragement of language learning, negative attitude to language teachers, demotivation of language learning, positive attitude towards native speakers, and integrative motivation to language learning. The reliability of the questionnaire measured by Alpha Cronbach was 0.848. Regarding the results of this study, AMTB has appropriate validity and reliability. This instrument can measure the motivation and attitude of Iranian language learners.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Education
Published: 2015/05/22

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