An investigation of Chinese new HSK test takers' learning motivation in Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Yan, Ye
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-27T01:40:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-27T01:40:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract This research aimed: (1) to identify the Chinese new HSK test takers' demographic factors including their gender, years of learning Chinese , studying school, family background and test levels; (2) to determine the levels of their learning motivation including the extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, and self-efficacy for learning; (3) to compare the test takers' learning motivation according to their demographic factors; (4) to determine the effects of these demographic factors across extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, and self-efficacy for learning. The sample included all Chinese new HSK test takes for levels 1-6 at Bangkok University Test Site in the year 2015. A total of 311 Thai students from the different schools of Thailand were selected using the convenience sampling technique. The research found that: (1) the majority of new HSK test takers were female students, from the public schools, with Thai-Chinese family background, learning Chinese for about 1-6 years, and having taken the Chinese new HSK tests for the beginner and intermediate levels (Levels 1-4); (2) the level of new HSK test takers' motivation for learning Chinese was moderate, their extrinsic motivation high, their intrinsic motivation and their self-efficacy for learning moderate; (3) the female students have higher learning motivation than the male students; students who learned for 1-6 years had higher learning motivation than those who learned for 7 years up; students from Thai-Chinese families had higher learning motivation than those from pure Thai families; students at the beginner level had higher learning motivation than those at the intermediate and advanced levels; (4) the effects of gender, years of learning Chinese, school type and family background and test level existed across the combination of three scales of motivation. Students' gender, years of learning, family background, and test level had effects on their extrinsic motivation; gender, school type, family background and test level had effects on their intrinsic motivation; gender, school type, family background and test level had effects on their intrinsic motivation; and gender, years of learning, school type, family background and test level had effects on their self-efficacy for learning at .05 level of significance. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation ABAC Journal 36, 2 (July-December 2016), 20-36 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0858-0855
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/19353
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Chinese new HSK test takers en_US
dc.subject Learning motivation en_US
dc.subject Extrinsic motivation en_US
dc.subject Intrinsic motivation en_US
dc.subject Self-efficacy for learning en_US
dc.subject Demographic factors en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject.other ABAC Journal
dc.subject.other ABAC Journal -- 2016
dc.title An investigation of Chinese new HSK test takers' learning motivation in Thailand en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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