Dávid Smid

Toward an Understanding of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation: The Case of Hungary

Motivation Research Within the Field of Applied Linguistics: A Literature Review

In this part of my work, I aim to provide a critical synthesis of research done on motivation in AL, thereby laying the theoretical foundation for my empirical investigation. In principle, this would mean the inclusion of all the theoretical models and concepts pertinent to my topic. This is because, given the exploratory nature of my research, it could not be predicted which of them would prove to be relevant and useful. In addition, in order to ensure construct validity, and thus, be able to identify the emerging concepts (Cohen et al., 2018), it is necessary to have a sound understanding of all the concepts linked to the study of motivation. Having said this, I decided to omit some theoretical works from the final version of my literature review because I did not rely on them when describing and explaining my data.

Toward an Understanding of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation: The Case of Hungary


Kiadó: Akadémiai Kiadó

Online megjelenés éve: 2022

ISBN: 978 963 454 818 8

In this monograph, the findings of a mixed-methods, multi-perspective empirical study targeting the motivation of Hungarian pre-service English teachers are presented and discussed. When it comes to the Hungarian context, the importance of the topic is indicated by issues, such as the ongoing workforce shortage in the public education sector and the latest reforming of the initial teacher education system. The present investigation sheds light on the complexity of Hungarian pre-service English teachers’ motivation, which was found to be a bipartite construct interrelated with cognitive, emotional, and social processes. It also offers insights into the motivating capacity of the undivided pre-service English teacher education program as well as the extent to which the initial teacher education system is effective with respect to its student recruitment policy. As such, this monograph might be beneficial to researchers, university instructors, mentor teachers, and educational policymakers alike.

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