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Age-related differences in the motivation of learning English as a foreign language: Attitudes, selves and motivated learning behavior.

Kormos, Judit and Csizér, Kata (2008) Age-related differences in the motivation of learning English as a foreign language: Attitudes, selves and motivated learning behavior. Language Learning, 58 (2). pp. 327-355. ISSN 0023-8333

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    Abstract

    Our study describes the motivation for learning English as a foreign language in three distinct learner populations: secondary school pupils, university students, and adult language learners. Questionnaire data were collected from 623 Hungarian students. The main factors affecting students' second language (L2) motivation were language learning attitudes and the Ideal L2 self, which provides empirical support for the main construct of the theory of the L2 Motivational Self-System (Dörnyei, 2005). Models of motivated behavior varied across the three investigated learner groups. For the secondary school pupils, it was interest in English-language cultural products that affected their motivated behavior, whereas international posture as an important predictive variable was only present in the two older age groups.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Language Learning
    Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article published in Language Learning, 58 (2), 2008. (c) Wiley.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: L2 motivational self system • L2 motivation • motivated learning • language attitudes • age • selves
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 10748
    Deposited By: Dr Judit Kormos
    Deposited On: 31 Jul 2008 09:33
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 15:57
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10748

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