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ERIC Number: EJ964108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-6001
Systems of Goals, Attitudes, and Self-Related Beliefs in Second-Language-Learning Motivation
Kormos, Judit; Kiddle, Thom; Csizer, Kata
Applied Linguistics, v32 n5 p495-516 Dec 2011
In the present study, we surveyed the English language-learning motivations of 518 secondary school students, university students, and young adult learners in the capital of Chile, Santiago. We applied multi-group structural-equation modeling to analyze how language-learning goals, attitudes, self-related beliefs, and parental encouragement interact in shaping motivated behavior and to investigate age- and group-related differences in the internal structure of language-learning motivation. We compared our findings with previous studies using similar instruments in different settings, and based on our findings, we proposed a new interactive model of language-learning motivation, which consists of goal systems, attitudes, self-efficacy beliefs, and future self-guides.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile (Santiago)