Chinese doctoral students' perceptions of academic achievement, identity investment and use of English in an American university

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dc.contributor Summers, Robert
dc.contributor Livers, Stefanie
dc.contributor Erevelles, Nirmala
dc.contributor Thoma, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisor Mantero, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Lin, Liang-Yin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:49:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:49:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001316
dc.identifier.other Lin_alatus_0004D_11575
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1784
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract For Chinese doctoral students, English is the most essential subject when studying in U.S. universities and living life in the U.S. Using English not only promotes academic success, but also helps them to pursue better job opportunities and a better life in the U.S. The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese doctoral students' English use, perceptions of academic achievement in relation to their academic motivation and identity investment. Chinese doctoral student interviews, questionnaires, classroom observations, and journal entries were used in this qualitative case study. The findings of the study show that Chinese doctoral students' English use and perception of academic achievement had impacts on their academic motivation. Moreover, Chinese doctoral students' identities were also reflected in the investment of academic achievement.
dc.format.extent 92 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other English as a second language
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.title Chinese doctoral students' perceptions of academic achievement, identity investment and use of English in an American university
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
etdms.degree.discipline English as a Second Language
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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