Motivation and the Support of Significant Others across Language Learning Contexts

@article{Noels2019MotivationAT,
  title={Motivation and the Support of Significant Others across Language Learning Contexts},
  author={Kimberly A. Noels and Shelley Adrian-Taylor and Kristie Saumure and Joshua W. Katz},
  journal={Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning},
  year={2019}
}
According to Self-Determination Theory, intrinsic and self-determined extrinsic motivation are maintained to the extent that learners feel that engagement in an activity is a personally meaningful choice, that the task can be performed competently, and that they share a social bond with significant others in the learning context. These perceptions are enhanced when significant others act or communicate in a way that encourages learner autonomy, provides informative feedback on how to improve… Expand

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