Motivational-Regulation Strategies Used by Chinese College Students

To understand the motivational regulation in FL learning, a systematic empirical study was conducted, which aims to investigate the strategies used by Chinese EFL learners and their impact on English learning process and achievement. This chapter addresses research questions that are about the types of strategies that Chinese College students used to regulate their motivation, the overall pattern in using these strategies, and the differences in using these strategies in terms of the students’ gender, specialty, and language proficiency. Specifically, this chapter answers the following questions:

  • 1. What types of strategies do Chinese college students use to regulate their motivation in English learning?
  • 2. What are the overall patterns in using the motivational-regulation strategies among Chinese college students?
  • 3. What are the differences in using motivational-regulation strategies in terms of the students’ gender and specialty?
  • 4. Are there any differences in using motivational-regulation strategies between students with different English proficiencies? If yes, what are the differences?

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K. Li, Motivational Regulation in Foreign Language Learning, DOI 10.1057/978-1-349-93118-7_4


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