An Investigation OF EFL teachers’ perceptions on motivational factors /

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2015
Sözen, Neslihan
This study aimed to find out the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that motivate and de-motivate English language teachers in primary and secondary state schools in Turkey and also to determine the current level of motivation of the English language teachers in primary and secondary state schools in Turkey. In order to collect the necessary data for the study, a mixed methods approach was employed by using both quantitative and qualitative methods. A questionnaire consisting of 80 close-ended questions were administered to 79 English language teachers in primary and secondary state schools in Turkey. Besides, semi-structured interviews with 18 teachers were carried out. The quantitative data were analysed through the use of SPSS 20.0 (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) and the qualitative data were content analysed. At the end of the study, both intrinsic and extrinsic factors were founded to be motivation and de-motivation sources for the EFL teachers. Imparting knowledge as an intrinsic factor and good relationships with student and colleagues as extrinsic factors were defined as the major motivation sources for the EFL teachers. On the other hand, extrinsic factors related to students, parents, colleagues and administrators, external recognition, physical working conditions, school management and policies, autonomy, workload and working schedule, teaching conditions, job security, career prospects, training and salary were founded as the de-motivating factors for the EFL teachers. Furthermore, the current motivation level of the EFL teachers working in primary and secondary state schools in Turkey was found to be low.

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N. Sözen, “An Investigation OF EFL teachers’ perceptions on motivational factors /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.