VOL 3, NO 1 (2016): SPRING (APRIL)



Judit Hardi


Current motivation research defines online motivational possibilities and self-motivational elements. In the present paper I describe the constituents of language learners’ motivation in primary education in three age groups. The self- motivational elements, which have been obtained from interviews conducted on young learners’ vocabulary learning habits, can be discussed as having two distinctive functions. Based on the interviews, the results of a multi-layered research allow us to gain insights into the role of initial motivation, which includes treatment of difficulties and anxiety, and the function of the elements of motivational outcome, such as rewarding, efficacy and satisfaction. The study, through the analysis of the components of motivation, highlights the apparent areas of development.


Keywords: motivation, self-motivation, vocabulary, learning, young learners, EFL,


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