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2023 - Volume 7 - Number 1

The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in German Language Learning

Fátima de la Luz Hernández-Salinas *  ORCID: 0000-0003-4793-0929
University of Guanajuato, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Guanajuato, MEXICO

Open Journal for Psychological Research, 2023, 7(1), 7-14 *
Received: 15 December 2022 ▪ Revised: 24 March 2023 ▪ Accepted: 27 April 2023

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The purpose of learning any language derives from the necessities and what is wanted of the language. Self-Determination Theory has been a discussed topic to address the learning purpose. The motivational orientation that German learners can take to direct their learning is vital to identify if intrinsic motivation takes place on it. This project is directed as a case study. The mediation of the case study is through an inquiry tool. A written interview is applied in an online modality to collect and discuss the results. In this study is found that the effects that two German learners had during their language learning process were significant to the main reason why they started studying the language. Furthermore, the findings suggest that the different types of intrinsic motivation with the presence of different motivational orientations lead learners to achieve a similar positive effect in their learning that helped learners to maintain it.

KEY WORDS: intrinsic motivation, self-determination theory, motivational orientations.

Fátima de la Luz Hernández-Salinas, University of Guanajuato, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Guanajuato, MEXICO.


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