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Factors underlying second language reading motivation of adult EAP students

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dc.contributor.author Komiyama, Reiko
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T02:16:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T02:16:51Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66868
dc.description.abstract Characteristics of English for Academic Purposes students’ second language (L2) motivation were examined by identifying underlying motivational factors. Using the motivation constructs created by first language reading researchers, a survey was developed and administered to 2,018 students from 53 English language programs in the U.S. Survey responses were analyzed through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Results indicate that a five-factor structure was best for interpreting the data, accounting for approximately 44% of the total variance. The identified factors included one intrinsically-oriented factor (Intrinsic Motivation) and four extrinsically-oriented factors (Drive to Excel, Academic Compliance, Test Compliance, Social Sharing). The results support the multidimensional nature of L2 reading motivation and the importance of intrinsic motivation in explaining L2 reading motivation.
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject motivation
dc.subject intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
dc.subject English for Academic Purposes
dc.subject intensive English program
dc.title Factors underlying second language reading motivation of adult EAP students
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66868
prism.volume 25
prism.number 2
prism.startingpage 149
prism.endingpage 169
local.rfl.topic The Reading Process
Appears in Collections: Volume 25, No. 2


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