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ERIC Number: EJ791799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Shanghai Pupils' Motivation towards Learning English and the Perceived Influence of Important Others
Kyriacou, Chris; Zhu, Die
Educational Studies, v34 n2 p97-104 May 2008
This paper explores the perceptions of senior high school pupils in Shanghai regarding their motivation towards learning English and their perceived influence on this of important others (parents, teachers and peers). The study is based on 610 questionnaire responses and 64 interviews. The findings indicate that their English learning motivation is dominated by life and career-based reasons rather than intrinsic or integrative reasons. The influence of important others was perceived as being positive but small, with teachers being viewed as the most influential. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China