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

dc.contributorSummers, Robert
dc.contributorLivers, Stefanie
dc.contributorErevelles, Nirmala
dc.contributorThoma, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisorMantero, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorLin, Liang-Yin
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T16:49:13Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T16:49:13Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractFor 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.en_US
dc.format.extent92 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0001316
dc.identifier.otherLin_alatus_0004D_11575
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1784
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectEnglish as a second language
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.titleChinese doctoral students' perceptions of academic achievement, identity investment and use of English in an American universityen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Curriculum and Instruction
etdms.degree.disciplineEnglish as a Second Language
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.namePh.D.
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