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Exploring the L2 motivational self system of Chinese English language learners

Zhe, W. and Rajab, A. and Said,, H. and Md. Yusof, M. A. (2019) Exploring the L2 motivational self system of Chinese English language learners. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8 (5). pp. 962-966. ISSN 2249-8958


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.E1136.0585C19


L2 motivation research has witnessed great development during recent decades. To re-conceptualize, the ‘integrativeness’ of the traditional socio-educational model, Dörnyei (2005) proposed the L2 motivational self system for better understanding and predicting L2 motivation. Therefore, the theory of Dornyei’s L2 Motivational Self System was employed to investigate the English learning motivation of L2 learners in China context by conducting a qualitative study. The data were collected from eight Chinese university students by semi-structured interviews. It revealed that the ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self and L2 learning experience all contributed to the intended learning efforts of L2 learners. Overall, the current study provided empirical and qualitative evidence to support the construct of Dörnyei’s L2 Motivational Self System in China context.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ideal L2 self, L2 motivational self system, motivation
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:90712
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 07:28
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 07:28

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