RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL NETWORKS AND DIGITAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENTS´ MOTIVATION TO LEARN ENGLISH

Jelisaveta Šafranj, Jelena Zivlak, Ranko Bojanić

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https://doi.org/10.22190/TEME171011023S
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355
Last page
374

Abstract


The paper deals with the relationship between social networks and digital media engagement and students' motivation to learn English. The research included 353 engineering students at XXX, who answered the questionnaire which was divided into two parts considering social networks and digital media engagement, and motivation to learn English. An exploratory factor analysis has yielded three distinct factors of social networks and digital media engagement and one factor of motivation to learn English. The research provided empirical confirmation of the existence of the mentioned factors. This four-factor solution was found to be statistically reliable, and it has been shown that factors are positively associated. Moreover, the research findings proved that students' motivation to learn English is more fostered with the need to read, learn and chat than to craft, produce and develop digital and social media content. Students have integral motivation for learning English through social networks and digital media.


Keywords

social networks, English language, integral motivation, digital media, engineering students

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