Validating a Motivational Process Model for Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

  • Wen-Ta TsengEmail author
  • Hsing-Fu Cheng
  • Tsung-Yuan Hsiao
Original Paper


This study examined the causal relationships among goal orientations, implementation intentions, and self-regulated learning behavior in relation to mobile-assisted language learning. The hypothetical relations among the three domain constructs were formulated in accordance with the theorizing of the Rubicon model of motivational phases (Achtziger and Gollwitzer 2008). The results showed that the instigation of implementation intentions was largely conditioned upon learners’ awareness of integrativeness and a sense of mastery in light of their reasons for or goals of learning English. The study further showed that self-regulated learning could be significantly predicted by implementation intentions. The outcome model showed that self-regulated learning behavior is the most important factor in predicting linguistic outcomes. The results of the study helped understand the different motivation phases of mobile-assisted language learning.


Orientations Implementation intentions Self-regulated learning Mobile-Assisted language learning 



本研究採用結構方程模式檢驗行動輔助語言學習的目標取向,執行意圖和自我調節學習行為之間的因果關係。這三個變因之間的假設關係乃依據Rubicon的動機階段模型理論而製定。檢驗的結果顯示, 執行意圖的啟動大部分取決於學習者對融合動機的意識和精熟學習目標的設定。本研究結果進一步顯示, 執行意圖可以顯著預測自我調節學習行為, 且自我調節學習行為最能預測語言表現。本研究的結果有助瞭解行動輔助語言學習不同動機階段的型塑歷程。


目標取向 執行意圖 自我調節學習 行動輔助語言學習 


Funding information

This research was supported by the research grant from the Ministry of Science & Technology, Taiwan (Grant No.: MOST 105-2410-H-011-031-).

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Foreign LanguagesNational Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Applied EnglishMing Chuan UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Institute of Applied EnglishNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungTaiwan

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