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Redefining Motivation to Read in a Foreign Language

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Title:Redefining Motivation to Read in a Foreign Language
Authors:Mori, Setsuko
Keywords:intrinsic motivation
extrinsic motivation
reading success
reading attitude
Date Issued:Oct 2002
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:Contrasted with an abundance of literature on motivation to communicate or interact in a second language, little work can be found on reading motivation in a second/foreign language. Hypothesizing that motivation to communicate may be different from motivation to read, the present study attempts to investigate foreign language reading motivation. The data for this study was obtained from an original questionnaire, which largely drew upon Wigfield and Guthrie's (1995, 1997) theory of reading motivation in L1. The results of a statistical analysis suggest that motivation to read in English may be divided into four sub-components, namely Intrinsic Value of Reading in English, Attainment Value of Reading in English, Extrinsic Utility Value of Reading in English, and Expectancy for Success in Reading in English.
Appears in Collections: Volume 14, No. 2

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