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Title: The Motivational Factors which Shape Intended Foreign Language Learning Efforts
Authors: Rivers, Damian
Abstract: This presentation will share the results of an investigation into the specific L2 motivational factors responsible for the intended L2 learning efforts of Japanese university students. Based upon foundations created in previous L2 motivation research (Dornyei & Clement, 2001; Dornyei & Csizer, 2002, 2005; Dornyei et al, 2006; Higgins, 1998; Ryan, 2008) the current research employed a 111-item questionnaire which was constructed based around four primary elements: attitudinal factors, situational factors, self-related factors, and effects of motivation. Within these four primary factors were a total of 22 specific dimensions related to the concept of L2 learning motivation. The web-based questionnaire was administered in Japanese to 150 freshmen students studying International Communication. Through a quantitative analysis of the data gathered, this presentation will illustrate and discuss those motivational variables which played a significant role in the intended L2 learning efforts of the students with specific reference to the Japanese educational context and conceptualizations of the Self. Furthermore, the presentation will highlight ways in which such variables can be addressed in order to increase student motivation to partake in positive learning behaviours.
Research Achievement Classification: 国内学会/Domestic Conference
Type: Conference Paper
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 単著/solo
Date: 7-Sep-2009
Appears in Collections:Damian Rivers

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