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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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.
|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|
|Deposited By:||Dr Judit Kormos|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2008 09:33|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 14:52|
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