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Original scientific paper

A Comparative Study of Attitudes and Motivation of Croatian

Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-9430-7526 ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Vesna Bagarić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-9049-9295 ; Faculty of Philosophy, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia


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Abstract

In this comparative longitudinal trend study the authors compare attitudes
and motivation of Croatian learners of English and German. Comparisons are
made not only with respect to the FL but also to two age points of the learners’
language and affective development: end of primary education (age 14) and end
of secondary education (age 18). In the study both the quantitative and qualitative
research paradigms were employed. Data was gathered by means of a questionnaire
consisting of three parts, including both structured and open-ended items.
Conclusions are made on the basis of combined quantitative and qualitative results.
Implications for further research are offered as well.

Keywords

attitudes; motivation; English as a foreign language; German as a foreign language; linguistic self-confidence

Hrčak ID:

23120

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/23120

Publication date:

17.4.2008.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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