Dimensions of reading motivation among Filipino bilinguals
Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education
Dept of English and Applied Linguistics
This study seeks to identify and measure the dimensions of the motivation to read in English among Filipino bilingual high school students and to determine the relationships among these dimensions. Using the Dimensions of Bilinguals‟ Motivation to Read in English Questionnaire, an instrument combining some items in Baker and Wigfield‟s (1999), Mori‟s (2002) Motivation to Read Questionnaires and additional items by the researcher, the study was able to identify the various dimensions of the 246 bilingual-participants‟ motivation to read in English. Results from a factor analysis revealed six independent dimensions, namely Social and Learning Environment, External Motivation, Mastery Orientation, Performance Orientation, Pressure, and Familiarity with the Content and Format of the Text, which confirmed that the participants' motivation in the domain of reading is multifaceted. Some of the factors reported in previous studies clustered to form the present set, while some were those proposed by the researcher as they were facets consistently mentioned in literature as factors in reading comprehension, but were never tested as second language reading motivation factors.
Estacio, M. M. (2012). Dimensions of reading motivation among Filipino bilinguals., 7, 1-44. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/5120
Language and Literacy Education
Motivation in education; Bilingualism; Reading