ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION TOWARD LEARNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN MODERN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT OF GEORGIA

TitleACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION TOWARD LEARNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN MODERN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT OF GEORGIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRachvelishvili, N
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume75
Issue4
Start Page366-374
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordsachievement goal orientation, achievement motivation, master approach, master avoidance, performance approach, performance avoidance
Abstract

The aim of the research is to identify an achievement goal as a motivational factor of learning the English language among Georgian students. In the current research, a four-factor structure of achievement goal orientation (master-approach, master-avoidance, performance-approach, performance-avoidance) and attitude toward the language acquisition were researched. The data obtained were evaluated using the Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ) (2008) and Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB). The main finding of this research is that in different forms of language learning are different leading achievement goals. The results showed that different speciality learners were determined to achieve different motivational goals. Different forms of language learning cause differences between strong and weak learners and raise different goal orientations. Students, who have high scores and are successful, have strong ability of the Master Goals. Language learners, who do not have high grades and are not successful, have a high level of Performance goals. The 2x2 achievement goal framework (master-approach, master-avoidance, performance-approach, performance-avoidance) were closely connected with a positive attitude. Positive attitude defines language learning effectively and stimulates students to perform their goal perfectly.

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