CORRELATION STUDY OF DEMOTIVATION AND ATTRIBUTION PREFERENCE IN ENGLISH LEARNING AMONG CHINESE COLLEGE STUDENTS

Lizhan, Sun

DOI: 10.26480/ess.02.2022.53.57

ABSTRACT
Few studies have explored demotivation from the perspective of attribution preference in the domain of Second Language Acquisition. By carrying out a questionnaire with 235 college students involved and analyzing the data with SPSS, this paper aims to explore the current situation of college students’ English learning demotivation and attribution preference respectively, and the correlation between them so as to shed light on English teaching and learning. The results showed that the undergraduates’ demotivation in English learning was at a medium level and there was a great individual difference, which was chiefly caused by their language competence and learning methods. Besides, most college students attributed success or failure in English learning to subject-related and learner-related factors. Interestingly, there existed a significant positive correlation between attribution preference and demotivation in English learning among college students. It is suggested that teachers’ active and timely attribution training for students can effectively alleviate their demotivation.

KEYWORDS
English learning, Demotivation, Attribution preference, Current situation, Correlation

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