International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Investigating the Associations between the Big-Five Personality Factors and English Learning Motivation Categories
Youssef BABA KHOUYA, Prof. Lee Hankyu

This study examined the relationships between the Big-Five personality factors (BFPFs) and English learning motivation (ELM) categories. English-major students (66 males and 49 females) completed the International Personality Item Pool Big Five inventory (IPIP) and the English-learning Motivation Scale. Two of the BFPFs, Neuroticism and Agreeableness, were significantly correlated with all ELM categories. Conscientiousness was significantly correlated with two ELM categories whereas Extraversion was significantly correlated with only one ELM category. Openness to Experience showed no significant correlation at all. Furthermore, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism were found to be the strongest significant predictors of instrumental orientations, integrated orientations, and travel orientations respectively. Limitations of the study and directions for future research were also discussed.

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