CORRELATION STUDY OF IDEAL L2 SELF AND MOTIVATIONAL BEHAVIOR OF NON-ENGLISH MAJORS IN CHINA

Lizhan, Sun

DOI: 10.26480/ess.02.2022.58.62

ABSTRACT
In the field of Second Language Acquisition, most research has combined L2MSS with L2 motivational behavior currently. Based on the data got from questionnaire in which 104 non-English majors from China participated and SPSS data analysis, this paper aims to explore the current situation of ideal L2 self and motivational behavior of non-English majors, gender differences of both and the correlation between ideal L2 self and motivational behavior for non-English majors. The results indicated that both ideal L2 self and motivational behavior of non-English majors were at a higher level. There existed a significant gender distinction in the ideal L2 self of non-English majors, but there was no significant gender distinction in their motivational behavior. Moreover, the ideal L2 self of non-English majors was positively correlated with their motivational behavior, especially for girls.

KEYWORDS
Ideal L2 self, Motivational behavior, Gender difference, Correlation

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