Reading motivation in students of English as a foreign langage
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The present dissertation aims at investigating reading motivation in second year students of English as a foreign language at the Teachers’ Training School of Constantine (ENS). We hypothesise that these students’ reading motivation would have the feature of multidimensionality. In order to investigate this feature, we first conduct a pilot study that consists of a questionnaire to determine the settings and conditions of reading as well as reading habits of a population similar to the participants in the main investigation. For the main study, we administer a questionnaire of 30 statements to a total number of seventy-one participants in second year students of English as a foreign language at the ENS of Constantine at the end of the academic year 2005-2006. The results from analysing the questionnaire reveal that the students participating to the study display eight dimensions of reading motivation, which means that motivation to read in English as a foreign language in students of English in the second year at the ENS of Constantine is a multifaceted construct.