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Relationships between EFL learners’ reading proficiency, motivation, and strategy use

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2017, 18(1), pp.97-117
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching
  • Published : February 28, 2017

Lee, Jeong-Won 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims at exploring the relationships between EFL learners’ reading proficiency, reading motivation, and reading strategy use. For this purpose, 83 college students (21 males and 62 females) were divided into two reading proficiency groups; and they were asked to take a cloze test to measure their L2 reading abilities and to respond to the questionnaires of reading motivation and reading strategy use. The data were analyzed using t-test, Pearson Product Moment Correlations, and regression analysis. The results of the study are as follows: 1) no significant relationship was found between reading ability and reading motivation; 2) reading ability showed a close relationship with reading strategy use, problem-solving and support strategy use in particular; and 3) the relationship between reading motivation (intrinsic motivation) and reading strategy use was significant in low-level learners. Pedagogical implication and suggestions for further studies are discussed.

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