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ERIC Number: EJ1132188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Motivation, Motivation Intensity, Use of Chinese and Self-Rated Chinese Competence
Liu, Meihua
College Student Journal, v51 n1 p63-76 Spr 2017
This paper reports on the results of an investigation of the relationships between motivation, motivation intensity, use of Chinese outside of class and self-rated competence in Chinese. Analyses of 162 questionnaires and 17 semi-structured interviews revealed the following findings: (1) the participants reported having high integrative motivation, instrumental motivation and motivation intensity to learn Chinese, and having a high use of Chinese outside of class, (2) integrative motivation, instrumental motivation, motivation intensity and use of Chinese outside of class were significantly positively correlated; use of Chinese outside of class was significantly positively and motivation intensity significantly negatively correlated with self-rated competence in listening Chinese, and (4) use of Chinese outside of class and motivation intensity were powerful predictors for self-rated competence in Chinese. These findings indicate that contact with the target language is crucial in enhancing motivation and competence in the language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
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