Validating Directed Motivational Currents in the Acquisition of English as a Second Language
Keywords:Directed Motivational Currents, DMCs and Language Learning, Identification of DMCs
The present research intends to study Directed Motivational Currents i.e. a novel psychological construct in the acquisition of English as second language (ESL) in the context of KP, Pakistan. DMC has recently been introduced in the field of applied linguistics specifically, in L2 motivation. The main aim of the present study is to identify the DMC cases in the population of KP, Pakistan. For this purpose, the researcher has adopted a quantitative method of research where the data has been collected and analysed quantitatively. In connection to the data collection process, the data has been collected from the ESL learners at universities, colleges and language institutes through questionnaire. The quantitative data collected though questionnaire has been analysed through SPSS. The major findings of the study revealed that true DMC cases exist in the KP, province of Pakistan. Moreover, DMC cases in KP, Pakistan can be found across various linguistic, cultural and regional backgrounds. Based on the major findings of the study it is recommend for the future researchers to conduct qualitative/mixed method studies in other provinces of Pakistan. In Pakistani context, English teachers would be introduced to this novel Directed Motivational Currents in order to enhance their teaching-learning processes.
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