Comparing the Beliefs and Motivations of Japanese High School Students for English Learning in China and Japan

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Title
Comparing the Beliefs and Motivations of Japanese High School Students for English Learning in China and Japan
Author
氏名 関谷 弘毅
ヨミ セキタニ コウキ
別名 SEKITANI Koki
Subject
Japanese EFL learners in China
learners’ beliefs
motivations
transfer
NDC
375.893
Abstract

This study’s intent is to compare the beliefs and motivations of Japanese high school students for English learning in China with those of regular high school students in Japan. Totally, 51 first-year students at a prefectural high school in Japan, and 48 first-year, 38 second-year, and 36 third-year students at Shanghai Japanese High School participated in an investigation comparing the items of “Importance of Grammar,” “Relation,” “Risk Taking,” and “Reflection-Impulsivity.” The results showed that students at the prefectural high school in Japan held stronger beliefs about the “Importance of Grammar” than those at Shanghai Japanese High School. No significant differences between the schools were observed for “Relation,” “Risk Taking,” or “Reflection-Impulsivity.” The data gathered in this study suggest the existence of a transfer effect regarding beliefs about the “Importance of Grammar.” This transfer effect can be the result of an experience in which Chinese was used for daily life necessities while English was learned as a foreign language.

Journal Title
広島女学院大学国際教養学部紀要
Issue
5
Spage
91
Epage
99
Published Date
2018
Publisher
広島女学院大学国際教養学部
ISSN
2188-465X
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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Set
hju