Persistence in Japanese language study and learners' cultural/linguistic backgrounds

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Motivational characteristics of students learning Japanese as a foreign language at universities in Australia were investigated to find out what affecting factors are closely related to their inten- tions for continuing/discontinuing their study. The results showed that students' cultural/linguistic backgrounds have a significant impact on their performance in learning the language, and sus- taining motivation, which is closely related to their interest in aspects of Japanese culture, is an important determinant for persistence in their study. Developing intrinsic cultural interest is an important factor for sustaining motivation, which is more likely to occur when learners have distant cultural/linguistic backgrounds from Japanese. Closer cultural/linguistic backgrounds, on the other hand, may become hazardous for having accurate self-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Review of Applied Linguistics
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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