Motivational orientations in learning Mandarin as a foreign language among undergraduates in a Malaysian public university / Gan Kiat Chien ... [et al.]

Gan, Kiat Chien and Er Fu, David Loh and Eng, Sze Boon and Soo, Yew Phong and Lai, Yuh Ying (2021) Motivational orientations in learning Mandarin as a foreign language among undergraduates in a Malaysian public university / Gan Kiat Chien ... [et al.]. In: International Conference of Research on Language Education (I–Role) 2021: Engaging in Change: Empowering Linguistics, Literature & Language. Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Abstract

This study investigated the motivational orientations of undergraduates in learning Mandarin as a foreign language in a Malaysian public university. The subjects were four hundred and twenty-three Malay undergraduates who enrolled in a level three Mandarin course. A 30-item five-point Likert scale questionnaire which integrated Gardner’s socio-educational model and Dornyei’s framework of L2 motivation was used to gather data on the respondents’ integrative, instrumental and attitudinal motivations. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results indicated that generally the students were highly motivated to learn Mandarin as a foreign language. They were both integratively and instrumentally motivated but were more oriented towards attitudinal motivation in learning Mandarin as a foreign language. Moreover, the students were more inclined towards the teacher-specific than the course-specific and group-specific sources of attitudinal motivation in learning Mandarin. These results offer useful practical instructional implications concerning the students’ motivational orientations in the Mandarin language classroom.

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Item Type: Book Section
Creators:
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Gan, Kiat Chien
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Er Fu, David Loh
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Eng, Sze Boon
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Soo, Yew Phong
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Lai, Yuh Ying
yuhying@uitm.edu.my
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Mohd Nor, Abd Halim
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Md Badarudin, Ismadi
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Jono, Nor Hajar Hasrol
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Ismail, Shafinar
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Maulan, Sumarni
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Md Yusuf, Ahmad Harith Syah
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Mahpoth, Halim
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Motivation
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and languages
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus
Keywords: Mandarin language; Motivational orientations; Attitudinal; Integrative; Instrumental; Foreign language learning
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46268
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