DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LEARNING MOTIVATION SCALE FOR NONENGLISH MAJORS
Journal: Advanced Management Science (AMS)
Author: Qiuju Liu, Xiangzhe Cui
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In order to measure Chinese non-English majors’ English learning motivation, based on motivation theory and other relevant studies at home and abroad, evaluation scale of 5 dimensions is constructed, which involves learning goal, learning strategy, learning attitude, learning interest, and effort. Taking 450 full-time undergraduates of nonEnglish majors in Huaihua University as research samples, the Cronbach’s α coefficient of the scale is 0.931, KaiserMeyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy is 0.874. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis are carried out. Results show that CFA fitting index is ideal, indicating that the scale has good applicability, which can be used as a tool to measure Chinese non-English majors’ English learning motivation. This study defines the connotation of each dimension. Therefore, it can provide theoretical basis for subsequent relevant research. Practical significance is that the scale is more suitable for the actual learning situation of Chinese students than the borrowed scale from abroad.