The Relationships of Learning Styles, Learning Motivation and Academic Success in EFL Learning Context

Napaporn Srichanyachon
2012 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
This paper reports the findings of a survey of learning styles and learning motivation of EFL learners. It aimed to compare learning styles and motivation to learn English of Bangkok University students categorized by their background, and investigate the relationship among English background knowledge, learning styles, and learning motivation. The samples were 183 undergraduate students enrolled in Fundamental English course. The instrument in this study was a questionnaire. Results indicated
more » ... Results indicated that the level of learning styles and learning motivation in general were moderate. There were no statistically significant differences at .05 level found in students' learning styles and learning motivation as classified by gender, school type and field of study. As hypothesised, positive relationships were found among students' English background knowledge, learning styles, and learning motivation at .05 level, and students with higher English background knowledge were found to have a greater variety of learning styles and more motivation to learn English.
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