Perceptions of Classroom Climate and Motivation to Study English

  title={Perceptions of Classroom Climate and Motivation to Study English},
  author={Sena Maherzi},
This study describes Effat University students’ perceptions of their classroom climate and their motivation to study English, and investigates the validity and reliability of an Arabic questionnaire for measuring student perceptions and motivation (Maherzi, 2000). To this end, 137 female students participated in the cross-cultural validation of this questionnaire, which is comprised of their motivation for studying English, their perceptions of the teacher’s communication style and feedback… Expand

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