Carrot or stick? An investigation into motivation orientations in learning English among Hong Kong Chinese students

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Abstract

This paper publishes the results of a study of Hong Kong Chinese upper secondary students (Form 4 and Form 6) regarding their motivation orientations for learning English. The study analysed male and females student groups using Gardner and Lambert's (1972) 'extrinsic and intrinsic motivation' theoretical framework in order to elicit the most revealing results from the data. Findings will have meaningful implications for pedagogy, helping educators identify strategies more appropriate to distinct Chinese-speaking second-language student groups. Copyright © 2010 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Faculdade de Letras.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-87
JournalRevista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Citation

Wong, R. (2010). Carrot or stick? An investigation into motivation orientations in learning English among Hong Kong Chinese students. Revista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada, 10(1), 71-87. doi: 10.1590/S1984-63982010000100005

Keywords

  • Extrinsic motivation orientation
  • Intrinsic motivation orientation
  • Gardner
  • Alt. title: Recompensa ou punição? Uma investigação sobre orientações motivacionais na aprendizagem de inglês de alunos chineses em Hong Kong
  • Orientação motivacional extrínsica
  • Orientação motivacional intrínsica

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