”Svenska i skolan är inte viktigt”: en studie av sambanden mellan yrkeselevers motivation och deras uppfattning av svenskämnet

Swedish in School is not Important: A Study of the Correlations between Students’ Motivation and their Perception of the Swedish Subject.

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Summary, in English

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between vocational students’ motivation and their attitudes towards the Swedish subject in upper secondary school with the intention of contributing to an increased understanding of the factors that make it difficult for students to complete their education. To do this, a survey was conducted at a vocational upper secondary school. The results of the study showed that the students’ attitudes towards and perception of the subject differed depending on whether they considered that it was entirely,
partly, or not true at all that they felt motivated to study Swedish in school. The majority of the participants did not feel motivated to study Swedish in school and these respondents in particular had a more negative attitude towards and perception of the subject overall. The study also showed that despite the fact that many of the participants considered it important to be proficient in Swedish, the majority of them considered that several parts of the Swedish subject were unnecessary. Although most of the participants felt that their general level of knowledge increased by studying Swedish, there were just as many who felt that they would do well in life without studying Swedish.

Topic

  • Languages and Literatures

Keywords

  • yrkesprogram
  • motivation
  • meningsfullhet
  • användbarhet
  • programanpassning
  • gymnasieskolan
  • svenskämnet

Supervisor

  • Anders Marklund (Ph D)