Parameters Inducing Motivational Surges in Second Language Learning

UKH Journal of Social Sciences

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Title Parameters Inducing Motivational Surges in Second Language Learning
 
Creator Ibrahim, Zana
 
Description Motivational surges in language learning occur when a number of personal and contextual parameters come together to induce intense and long-term motivational experiences. In the second language learning literature, this phenomenon is known as the directed motivational current (Dörnyei, Muir, & Ibrahim, 2014). As a novel concept in the field, little is known about what might induce this extraordinary motivational surge. The current study empirically examined the parameters of nine participants who provided accounts of the conditions around the initial stages of their motivational currents. The qualitative analysis found that five factors triggered the motivational currents in the participants: emergent opportunities, negative emotion, moments of realization/awakening, new information, and meeting others who shared the goal. The study also revealed two main conditions necessary for a DMC to begin: goal/ambitions and perceived feasibility. The final section of this paper presents practical implications of the current findings in relation to how second language teachers and educators might benefit from the findings to help incite motivational surges in their language learners.
 
Publisher University of Kurdistan Hewlêr
 
Date 2017-12-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Research Article
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier https://journals.ukh.edu.krd/index.php/ukhjss/article/view/25
10.25079/ukhjss.v1n1y2017.pp24-33
 
Source UKH Journal of Social Sciences; Vol 1 No 1 (2017): ISSUE ONE; 24-33
2520-7806
10.25079/ukhjss.v1n1y2017
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.ukh.edu.krd/index.php/ukhjss/article/view/25/15
https://journals.ukh.edu.krd/index.php/ukhjss/article/view/25/56
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Zana Ibrahim
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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