Language Learning Motivation and Achievement: Sri Lankan University Students of Japanese as a Foreign LanguageLanguage Learning Motivation and Achievement: Sri Lankan University Students of Japanese as a Foreign LanguageAA12600537 言語学習の動機づけと学習成績の関連―日本語を外国語とするスリランカ人大学生の場合―
This study explores the motivational dimensions and their relationship with Japanese language achievement of Sri Lankan university students. An exploratory factor analysis demonstrated 7 factors of motivation and a regression analysis showed that only 2 motivational factors significantly affect achievement. Goal Achievement showed a positive significant effect, whereas Incentive Orientation showed a negative significant effect on Japanese language achievement. Influenced by social, cultural and contextual factors in Sri Lanka, student goals seemed to be more outbound towards the target country, Japan and long-term instrumentalities seemed to shape achievement as opposed to short-term instrumentalities.