Understanding the role of personality in explaining L2 learners' DMC disposition

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dc.contributor.author Sak, Mehmet
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-13T13:55:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-13T13:55:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07
dc.identifier.issn 0015-718X
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12524
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12485/770
dc.description.abstract Recent years have seen a growing research interest in the notion of directed motivational currents (DMCs) that defines highly intense motivational surges oriented to a much-desired goal of personal significance. However, the learner characteristics that induce individual-level variability in DMCs have yet to be explored. In particular, the role of personality in explaining variations in the DMC disposition remains empirically unresolved. The current study addresses this gap by looking at whether the five-factor model (FFM) personality traits help explain variations in the DMC disposition among 172 Turkish undergraduate students majoring in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) at a state university in Turkey. Data were gathered using the 50-item version of International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) and the 12-item DMC Disposition Scale. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that personality traits significantly predicted variability in the DMC disposition, together accounting for 42% of the variance. Conscientiousness and extraversion appeared as the strongest predictors. The findings in general bring preliminary insights into the learner characteristics that underlie individual-level variability in DMCs, as well as having implications in particular for facilitating individual-level DMC practices in the context of second/foreign language (L2) learning. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher WILEY en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject Personality en_US
dc.subject Vision en_US
dc.subject Directed motivational currents en_US
dc.title Understanding the role of personality in explaining L2 learners' DMC disposition en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal FOREIGN LANGUAGE ANNALS en_US
dc.identifier.issue 2 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 429 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 451 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 54 en_US

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