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ERIC Number: EJ1165192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
L2 Motivational Self-System and Self-Efficacy: A Quantitative Survey-Based Study
Roshandel, Javad; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n1 p329-344 Jan 2018
The present study explored English as a foreign language (EFL) students' motivation and self-efficacy. This is accomplished by incorporating the ten subfactors of L2 motivational self-system namely; criterion measures, ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self, family influence, instrumentality promotion, instrumentality prevention, attitudes towards learning English, attitudes towards L2 community, cultural interest, and integrativeness. The Persian version of L2 Motivational Self-system Questionnaire and the English version of Learners' Self-Efficacy Survey were used to collect the data. The results estimated via correlation and regression analyses revealed that there was a significant relationship between L2 motivation and L2 self-efficacy. In other words, all the ten sub-factors predicted L2 self-efficacy positively and significantly among which criterion measures, attitudes towards learning English, instrumentality promotion, and ideal L2 self were the most powerful predictors of L2 self-efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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