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ERIC Number: EJ973567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
The Language-Learning Self, Self-Enhancement Activities, and Self Perceptual Change
Sampson, Richard
Language Teaching Research, v16 n3 p317-335 Jul 2012
This article presents an overview of action research conducted in an EFL university context, regarding primarily the relationship between individual possible self-images, socially constructed possible self-images, and language-learning motivation. The study used three cycles of action research over the course of one 15-week university semester, utilizing mixed-methods data collection and analysis. The results provide support for the assertion that initially inquiring with students as to their language possible self-images might assist the teacher to create more motivating lessons through self-enhancement activities. Furthermore, the article provides context-dependent evidence that assisting students to focus their language-learning possible self-images may positively affect motivation and bring a heightened recognition of self-regulation in language learning. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan