The effects of gender differences on motivation to learn English in regard to Chinese EFL learners

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Abstract

Little research has been conducted in a Chinese context to explore how male and female motivations differ in terms of learning English as a foreign language. A study was thus conducted to investigate how gender differences impact Chinese EFL learners' motivation to learn English. Building upon Domyei's (1999) modified framework, this study employed a mixed methodology to investigate gender differences in motivational factors. Specifically, 109 students completed a questionnaire, with quantitative results further explored by interviewing 10 Chinese EFL students. It is hoped that a better understanding of Chinese students' motivation to learn English will impact current teaching and learning practices and enhance learners' motivation to learn English as a result of this study. Copyright © 2014 Nova Science Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-175
JournalJournal of Education Research
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Wong, R. (2014). The effects of gender differences on motivation to learn English in regard to Chinese EFL learners. Journal of Education Research, 8(3), 151-175.

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Domyei
  • English
  • Gender differences
  • Motivation to learn

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