Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 57
2008-12-26 発行

日本語学習者のコミュニケーション意欲と学習動機の関連

Relation between Willingness to Communicate in Japanese and Learning Motive
Kobayashi, Akiko
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The purpose of this article is to find out how motives for learning Japanese were related to Willingness to Communicate in Japanese. The participants were 325 international students who were studying in universities and graduate schools in Japan. The data was collected by two kinds of questionnaires. In the analysis, the structures of international students' motives were examined by using the factor analysis. As a result, five factors were extracted: (1) Interest in studying Japanese; (2) Interest in modern Japanese culture; (3) Orientation of understanding Japan; (4) Incentive orientation; and (5) Instrumental orientation. In addition, the relations between learning Japanese motives and Willingness to Communicate in Japanese were examined by using the path analysis. The result showed that Interest in studying Japanese and Instrumental orientation were related to Willingness to Communicate in Japanese.
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international student
learning motive
willingness to communicate
留学生
日本語学習動機
日本語コミュニケーション意欲
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