Bookcover of Language Learning Motivation
Booktitle:

Language Learning Motivation

A Study of The Learning Orientations of Vocational Students

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-08-09 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-20741-9

ISBN-10:
3659207411
EAN:
9783659207419
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The study described in this book was conducted among marketing students at a vocational institution in South Africa. The vocational context is a very specific one which is currently undergoing major changes worldwide. Studying English as part of the vocational package is new to South Africa, and has posed some challenges: chief among these – student attitudes towards learning English to support their academic progress. To explore some of these attitudes, a mixed-method approach was used. The aim was to include as many motivational variables to determine which ones were most influential in determining students’ motivational orientations. A framework comprising four levels – the language level, the individual level, the classroom level and the programme level - was developed to accommodate the myriad of variables. Various theories were explored in an attempt to explain the findings of the study, including self-determination theory, expectancy-value theory, goal theory and achievement theory. The framework was then used to plot those variables that emerged as most significant in this specific context – an approach which yielded some surprising results.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Ericha Cosburn
Number of pages:
184
Published at:
2012-08-09
Stock:
Available
Category:
Other
Price:
68.00 €
Keywords:
Motivation, Identity, orientation, Self-efficacy, Self-Concept, Self-confidence, goal orientation, Integrativeness, instrumentality, self-worth, perceived L2 competence, willingness to communicate [WTC], language use anxiety

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