Student teachers’ motivation of choosing English Education Study Program

Bella Ayu Fitria


This study is expected to give useful information about student teachers’ motivation of choosing English education study program of IAIN Palangka Raya. From the information given, the English lecturer can evaluate whether student teachers’ motivation of choosing English education study program of IAIN Palangka Raya. In addition, the result of this research can be used as a reference for the further researcher who is interested in conducting a similar study. The research design of this study was survey research. In survey research, investigators asked questions about peoples’ beliefs, opinion, characteristics, and behavior. Based on Ary (2010, p.372) a survey researcher may want to investigate associations between respondents’ characteristic such as age, education, social class, race, and their current attitudes toward some issues. Based on the result of the research, all students have a positive perception or “agree” toward learning English for obtaining jobs and communication. Survey proved that peers and family members also seemed to play a part when it came to making a decision on their major. Student teachers’ chose their major because of their interest in the subject, it is also important that they experience comfort with that major.


student teachers; motivation; English Education Study Program

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