A correlational-comparative study of Grades 4 to 6 students’ perceptions of parental encouragement and motivation for learning English as a foreign language at Zet Let Kung Kyang Community School, Kachin State in Myanmar

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2021
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Bangkok : Assumption University Press
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Scholar: Human Sciences 13, 2 (July-December 2021), 73-85
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This study was conducted mainly to investigate the perception of parental encouragement and students’ motivation for learning English as a foreign language, and if there is a significant difference among their perception of parental encouragement and motivation for learning English as a foreign language at Zet Let Kung Kyang Community School, Kachin state in Myanmar. This research designed as a quantitative, correlational-comparative study with the population of the study, 102 Grades 4-6 students from Zet Let Kung Kyang Community School, Kachin State in Myanmar, during the academic year 2019-2020. Research to ANOVA data analysis, the study indicated that there was no significant difference among Grades 4 to 6 students’ perceptions of motivation for learning English as a foreign language, and no significant difference was found among their perceptions of parental encouragement for learning English as a foreign language. Pearson’s products moment correlation suggested that there was a significant positive relationship between Grades 4 to 6 students’ motivation for learning as a foreign language and their perceptions of parental encouragement for learning English as a foreign language. The result found that Grades 4 to 6 students’ perceptions of parental encouragement and motivation for learning English as a foreign language was high. Finally, the students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and future researchers will benefit from this study.
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