Mixed Methods Approach in Researching EFL Learners’ Motivation

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(1) * Reza Anggriyashati Adara   
Universitas Islam “45” Bekasi

(2)  Ismail Sheikh Ahmad   
International Islamic University Malaysia

(3)  Irnie Victorynie   
Universitas Islam 45 Bekasi

(*) Corresponding Author


As mixed-method approach has gained renewed interests of researchers, a review toward the use of mixed-method to investigate EFL learners’ motivation will contribute as a help for future researchers. The present paper attempts to provide a systematic review by synthesizing research articles related to EFL learners’ motivation which used mixed-methods as their research approach. After screening 3,092 research articles on the aforementioned topic, 16 research articles were included into a final systematic map for analysis. An in-depth review shows that questionnaires and sequential explanatory approach are mostly used by the researchers to investigate EFL learners’ motivation.  Although selected studies were performed in different countries with diverse theoretical backgrounds, the majority of studies were directed toward university students, resulting in lack of studies on younger EFL learners. The implications for future studies are also discussed for the consideration of researchers in the near future. 


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Adara, R. A., Ahmad, I. S., & Victorynie, I. (2024). Mixed Methods Approach in Researching EFL Learners’ Motivation. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 9(1), 57-69. https://doi.org/10.21070/jees.v9i1.1774
Author Biographies

Reza Anggriyashati Adara, Universitas Islam “45” Bekasi

Reza Anggriyashati Adara is a researcher in the field of English as a second language. Her main
research interests are motivation, demotivation and learning technology. Besides researching
language related subjects, she is a lecturer at English literature and language department of
Universitas Islam 45 Bekasi. She is also an editor in chief of a scientific journal related to language

Ismail Sheikh Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Ismail B. Sheikh Ahmad is a Professor at the Kulliyyah of Education, IIUM. He earned his
PhD from the University of Nottingham, England (1997). He is currently the Director for Office of
Corporate Strategy, IIUM. He served as Director for Centre for Professional Development, and
Deputy Dean for Centre for Postgraduate Studies. In 2008, he received IIUM Promising Researcher
Award under the category of Social Sciences, Humanities and Business/Economic and

Irnie Victorynie, Universitas Islam 45 Bekasi

Dr. Irnie Victorynie has pursued a career as a lecturer at Universitas Islam 45 Bekasi since 2013.
She won the first place as ‘Mahasiswa Berprestasi’ Kopertis Region IV level in 2003. She
completed undergraduate studies at Siliwangi University with cum laude honors in 2004 and
completed master's studies at Jakarta State University with cum laude honors in 2013. She finished
her doctoral degree in 2023.


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