International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Examining University Students’ Motivation and Their Motivational Behaviors in English Learning with Structural Equation Modeling
Ping-Huang SHEU

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of four end/exogenous motivation variables (i.e. integrativeness, instrumentality, intrinsic orientation and extrinsic orientation) on students’ motivational behaviors, using structural equation modeling with the goal of understanding students’ English learning processes. In this study, 343 students from 4 universities in Taipei responded to a survey about four components of motivation, and their motivation-related behaviors in learning English. The results of the structural equation modeling showed that significant relationships among four motivation variables exist, and they were positively and directly influenced motivational behaviors.

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