Affective variables and Japanese L2 reading ability Kondo-Brown, Kimi 2020-05-22T02:02:31Z 2020-05-22T02:02:31Z 2006-04
dc.description.abstract This study investigates how 17 affective factors are related to Japanese second language (L2) reading comprehension and kanji knowledge test scores of 43 university students in advanced Japanese courses. Major findings are that: a) reading comprehension ability and kanji knowledge have direct associations with self-perception of Japanese reading ability, perceived difficulty in learning kanji, and the intensity of motivation for reading Japanese; b) self-perception of Japanese reading ability is correlated more strongly with demonstrated kanji knowledge than with reading comprehension ability; c) students who are more determined to learn Japanese in general seem to have higher intrinsic or extrinsic orientation for reading Japanese, but only those with stronger intrinsic orientation for reading Japanese are more likely to work at reading Japanese; and d) intolerance of ambiguity and disengagement from the analytical study of kanji may be signs of lack of intrinsic orientation and motivation for reading Japanese.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66610
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject affective factors
dc.subject Japanese
dc.subject L2 reading
dc.subject kanji
dc.subject advanced learners
dc.title Affective variables and Japanese L2 reading ability
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic The Reading Process
prism.endingpage 71
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 55
prism.volume 18
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