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The Relationship between Cross-cultural Orientations and English Learning Motivations for Seventh Graders
creator
Fujii, Shinji
subject
cross-cultural understanding orientation
cross-cultural communication orientation
self-determination theory
seventh graders
learning English as a foreign language
異文化理解指向性
異文化コミュニケーション指向性
自己決定理論
中学生1年
外国語(英語)学習
NDC
Education
abstract
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cross-cultural orientations and self-determination theory. A total of 125 seventh graders participated in this study. The cross-cultural understanding orientation (CCUO) scale and the crosscultural communication orientation (CCCO) scale were constructed, and they had a single factorial structure with αreliability coefficients from .84 to .86. It was evident that less than 60% of the students wanted to communicate with foreigners in English. The multiple correlation analysis indicated that both the CCUO scale and the CCCO scale were positively related to both intrinsic motivation and amotivation. As educational suggestions, English teachers ought to take into consideration the fact that more than 40% of them do not want to join the communicative activities positively and that lessons of cross-cultural understanding may discourage some of them from learning English. Thus, it may be more necessary that English teachers acquaint their students with other values of learning English as a communicative tool than today.
journal title
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education
issue
Issue 60
start page
153
end page
162
date of issued
2011-12-22
publisher
広島大学大学院教育学研究科
issn
1346-5554
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Education
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