Measuring motivation

Janina Iwaniec, Karen Dunn

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Research on language learning motivation was initially spurred by finding that variance in language test achievement could not be fully explained by language learning aptitude or intelligence. Yet since then, collaboration between experts in the fields of assessment and motivation has not been pursued to its fullest extent. In this chapter, we present the key developments in language learning motivation research, with a particular focus on studies that aimed to bridge the gap between motivation and achievement. Recommendations for future studies to provide more robust links between these two fields are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing
EditorsPaula Winke, Tineke Brunfaut
Publication statusAcceptance date - 25 May 2019


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