International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning, Volume (14), No (4), Year (2013-11) , Pages (125-142)

Title : ( The Role of Goal setting Theory on Iranain EFL Learners' Motivation )

Authors: Azar Hosseini Fatemi , Reza Pishghadam , fatemeh vahidnia ,

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The present study is concerned with examining the role of goal-setting theory on Iranian EFL learners’ motivation and self-efficacy. To this end, 93 EFL students were selected to take an essay exam and fill out motivation, English, and General self-efficacy scales. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was conducted to the data. The findings of the study revealed that those learners who enjoyed higher English and General self-efficacy selected the most challenging goal. Moreover, intrinsically motivated learners opted for the high goal, extrinsically motivated students tended to choose moderate goal; however, amotivated students were more likely to pick the easy goal. This study suggests that goal-setting theory can be considered as an effective strategy for pedagogical purposes.

Keywords

, English self, efficacy; general self, efficacy; goal, setting theory; motivation; EFL
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@article{paperid:1040259,
author = {Hosseini Fatemi, Azar and Pishghadam, Reza and Vahidnia, Fatemeh},
title = {The Role of Goal setting Theory on Iranain EFL Learners' Motivation},
journal = {International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning},
year = {2013},
volume = {14},
number = {4},
month = {November},
issn = {2243-7754},
pages = {125--142},
numpages = {17},
keywords = {English self-efficacy; general self-efficacy; goal-setting theory; motivation; EFL learners},
}

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%T The Role of Goal setting Theory on Iranain EFL Learners' Motivation
%A Hosseini Fatemi, Azar
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Vahidnia, Fatemeh
%J International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning
%@ 2243-7754
%D 2013

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