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ERIC Number: EJ986936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
A Self System Perspective on Young Adolescents' Motivation to Learn English in Urban and Rural Settings
Lamb, Martin
Language Learning, v62 n4 p997-1023 Dec 2012
This study examined the motivation to learn English of Indonesian junior high school pupils, 13-14 years of age, in three distinct contexts: a metropolitan city, a provincial town, and a rural district. Utilizing Dornyei's second language (L2) Motivational Self System as the theoretical framework, this study employed a 50-item questionnaire to sample the views of 527 learners, and a C-test to measure their current proficiency in English. Motivation was found to be similar in strength and character in the two urban settings but significantly different in the rural setting. A positive view of the experience of learning English was the strongest predictor of both motivated learning behavior and L2 proficiency, whereas the Ideal L2 self was only a significant factor among the metropolitan group. (Contains 3 notes and 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia