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Title: Measuring motivation to learn Chinese and English through self-reported feelings and behaviours
Authors: Soh, Kay Cheng
Keywords: Language motivation
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Singapore Journal of Education, 13(1), 88-94
Abstract: The socio-educational approach to measuring language motivation has its focus on social attitude rather than language-relevant feelings and behaviours in the classroom context. The development of two scales for measuring elementary students' motivation to learn Chinese and English reported here is an exploration of a psychology-based approach which may be more meaningful to language teachers. The scales share common items and cover both affective and behavioural aspects of language learning. Very high internal consistency was found for both scales. Discriminant validity was established with reference to student backgrounds, including overall academic performance, gender, language examination grade, home language, and self-evaluation of language ability.
ISSN: 0129-4776
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Singapore Journal of Education

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