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    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
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IJLLL 2021 Vol.7(2): 59-66 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2021.7.2.288

A Study on Motivation Orientations of English Learners in Management Major

Xu Wei and Zhang Yi
Abstract—Based on the motivation theory, this study aims to investigate the motivational orientations of the English learners from Management majors. 32 graduate students participated in the questionnaire and accomplished the interview in this research. Based on the statistics processed by SPSS, it is found that (1) instrumental orientation is significantly stronger than the integrative type; (2) among all the motivation items, the most three significant motivations are preparing for a future career, desiring to be a knowledgeable person and passing exams. Besides, based on the analysis of interview, a model of major-oriented, international and nested systems of instrumental motivation was constructed, indicating the interrelationship between motivational factors: globalization, social expectation, university policy, major needs and learner factors. It is expected that this study can provide some implications to English teaching to management students with the investigation of the systematic structure of their motivations.

Index Terms—Motivation orientation, management major, nested model.

Xu Wei and Zhang Yi are with the School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi‘an, Shaanxi, 710129, China (e-mail: 1797152101@qq.com, yizhang@nwpu.edu.cn).


Cite:Xu Wei and Zhang Yi, "A Study on Motivation Orientations of English Learners in Management Major," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 59-66, 2021.

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