Attitude, Motivation, and Parental Encouragement Toward Learning English of Undergraduate Students


  • Busaya Santikarn


Attitude, Motivation, Parental Encouragement, Language Learning


The purposes of this study were to 1) investigate attitude, motivation, and parental encouragement toward learning English of undergraduate students at a private university, 2) find out gender differences in these factors, and 3) examine the relationships among the three factors. Data was collected from 411 first-year students enrolled in a fundamental English course using a five-point rating scale questionnaire. The data was analyzed by means, t-tests, and Pearson’s Correlation.
The results revealed that students had a moderate level of attitude, and high levels of motivation and parental encouragement. Male students were found to receive higher parental encouragement than female students at a significance level of .05, while attitude and motivation were not different between male and female students. In addition, there was a positive relationship between parental encouragement and motivation in learning English.


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Santikarn, B. (2019). Attitude, Motivation, and Parental Encouragement Toward Learning English of Undergraduate Students. Research and Development Journal Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, 7(3), 144. Retrieved from