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ERIC Number: EJ1126265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Beyond Integrativeness: A Validation of the L2 Self Model among Francophone Learners of ESL
Davidson, Troy; Guénette, Danielle; Simard, Daphnée
Canadian Modern Language Review, v72 n3 p287-311 Aug 2016
According to Dörnyei's model of second language (L2) motivation, the motivated learner aims to incorporate the L2 into his or her self-concept, known as the ideal L2 self. This study examined the internal consistency of Dörnyei's model among ESL Francophone students in Quebec (n = 68) by means of a questionnaire. Correlations were calculated between factors measuring Gardner's motivation construct, integrativeness, and Dörnyei's ideal L2 self; both of these factors were then correlated with the criterion measure of intended learning effort. Findings from the present study revealed not only a strong relationship between Gardner's integrativeness and Dörnyei's ideal L2 self, but also that the L2 self construct was a more reliable indicator of intended learning effort. These results support calls to reframe L2 motivation within the psychological concept of the self.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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