A Qualitative Study of Demotivating Factors among Students Who Quit Their English classroom

Mohammad Juybar, Mohammad Rahimi


The present study sought to investigate the demotivating factors and how they affect the learning and make learners quit the class, as well as, creating the awareness to these factors among the learners to reduce demotivation and facilitate motivation. The participants included 10 male and female English learners have quit learning English after 3 or 4 terms in institutes of Bastak, Iran. To collect the qualitative data, interviews were conducted. Data saturation techniques used to gather information and the interviews conducted face to face and proposing ideas asked to be more elaborating on for more detailed information. The findings indicated that the teacher had an important role in learner motivation for the participants of this study. The second important demotivating factor was learning material. The third and the fourth demotivating factors were learner characteristics and institute environment. Furthermore, this study may offer some implications for language teaching and learning. Finally, research on demotivation could also be extended outside the institute, considering that language learning takes place elsewhere, too.


Motivation, Demotivation, EFL Learner, Language institute

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