International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR MOTIVATION IN LEARNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE
LAU SHIAO WEI, HABIBAH ELIAS

Abstract
This study attempts to examine the relationship between students’ perceptions of classroom environment and their motivation in learning English language. The sample of study was 140 Form Four students in a secondary school in Malacca. The data were collected using questionnaires. The findings indicated that majority of the students perceived their classroom as having affiliation and they were extrinsically motivated. The findings also revealed that students’ affiliation and task orientation in the classrooms were positive and significantly correlated with their motivation whereas students’ involvement was negatively correlated with their motivation.

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