Motivation for Reading in English: A Needed Agenda in Pakistan


  • Tahir Jahan Khan National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&E), Main Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sarimah Shaik-Abdullah School of Education (SOE), Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Azlina Murad Sani School of Education (SOE) Universiti Utara Malaysia



Motivation, Learning Motivation, Reading Motivation L2 (English), Pakistani Context


Motivation for reading is a desire and act to read for some cognitive and social reasons, which activate the readers to carry out their interaction with written materials for success and mastery in a subject.  Reading motivation is a serious contributor to reading accomplishment and has the potential to stimulate reading skills development. However, the Pakistani context pursues learning motivation in e potential to promote reading skills development h (L2) learning motivation. Pakistani researchers have been seeking L2 (English) motivation. Based on secondary data sources and using qualitative data methods such as thematic analysis, this paper aims to focus on the need for English (L2) reading motivation. This paper has been divided into three sections. The first section deals with exploring learning motivation; the second deals with the scope of reading motivation in Pakistan. The third section tries to recommend some useful suggestions for the conduct of studies in reading motivation in Pakistan.




How to Cite

Khan, T. J., Shaik-Abdullah, S. ., & Sani, A. M. . (2023). Motivation for Reading in English: A Needed Agenda in Pakistan. Journal of Advances in Humanities Research, 2(1), 83–90.