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ERIC Number: EJ1166835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Motivational Partnerships: Increasing ESL Student Self-Efficacy
Cave, Paul N.; Evans, Norman W.; Dewey, Dan P.; Hartshorn, K. James
ELT Journal, v72 n1 p83-96 Jan 2018
The present study investigated the relationship between student use of self-efficacy-building strategies through motivational partnerships and student levels of self-efficacy and motivation in an adult intensive English programme in the United States. The extent to which self-efficacy influenced motivation was also examined. After being organized into these partnerships and receiving self-efficacy-building strategy training from the participating teacher, 16 ESL students had their pre- and post-levels of self-efficacy and motivation measured. Additionally, students discussed the effectiveness of the partnerships on their learning experience. Results show significant correlations between student use of self-efficacy-building strategies and improvement in both their self-efficacy and motivation. The results also reaffirm that significant self-efficacy levels enhance motivation. Lastly, the partnerships benefited students in other social, affective, and educational ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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