Motivation and motivation-related factors and their relationship with burnout and engagement: A study of Iranian EFL learners

2014 IJRSLL – Volume 3 Issue 5


Alavi, Seyed Amir*
University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran (

Abbasnia, Saleh
Mehregan Institute of English, Iran (


Motivation is a complex issue and several studies performed in this area have found several factors affecting it. Additionally, motivation and factors affecting it can be related to several other factors some of which still have not been subject to any empirical study. The purpose of the present study is to know how motivation and some motivation-related factors can be germane to burnout and engagement. The basis of the analysis is data collected from 95 language learners studying in language institutes in Iran. The analysis of data revealed that motivation and motivation-related factors are clearly linked to burnout and engagement.

Keywords: motivation; motivation-related factors; burnout; engagement; Iranian EFL learners



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