International Journal of English Language Education
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Self-efficacy and Motivation among Iranian EFL Learners: An Investigation into their Relationships
1. Azar Hosseini Fatemi (Ph.D.); 2. Fatemeh Vahidnia (M.A.) (Corresponding author).
1.English Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, PO box 91779-48974, Park Square Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran; 2. English Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, PO box 91779-48974, Park Square Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
This paper reports on the association between Iranian EFL learners’ motivation and
self-efficacy. Three measures, English self-efficacy, General self-efficacy, and Language
Learning Orientations, were used in this study. The participants were 93 male and female
EFL learners from four different universities in Mashhad, who were at graduate (MA) and
undergraduate (BA) levels. The results revealed that there exists a significant association
between EFL learners’ self-efficacy and their intrinsic motivation. Moreover, amotivation,
among the subscales of motivation, was found to be negatively related to students’
self-efficacy. Finally, the results were discussed and pedagogical implications were provided
in the context of language learning and teaching.
English self-efficacy, Motivation, General self-efficacy, EFL learners, Amotivation, Intrinsic motivation
Date Deposited : 25 Apr 2014 16:18
Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/3771/3110
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Volume 1, Number 3, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887
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