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Yashima, Tomoko; Nishida, Rieko; Mizumoto, Atsushi – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This study investigates 3 unexplored issues regarding Second Language (L2) Motivational Self System theory. It further validates the theory using multiple structural equation modeling (SEM) along with a procedure comparing the strength of corresponding paths. Japanese university freshmen (N = 2,631) responded to a questionnaire and took the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Yashima, Tomoko; Zenuk-Nishide, Lori – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2008
This study analyses the effects of learning contexts on proficiency development as well as attitudinal and behavioral changes. At a Japanese high school where content-based L2 instruction in global studies is a feature of education, TOEFL scores, international posture, L2 WTC, and frequency of communication in L2 were assessed in the participants'…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Study Abroad, Mentors, Language Proficiency