Publication details [#53335]

Yu, Baohua. 2010. Learning Chinese abroad: the role of language attitudes and motivation in the adaptation of international students in China. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 31 (3) : 301–321.
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Language as a subject
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This study reveals that integrative motivation has a very significant positive impact whilst language anxiety has a very significant negative impact on both sociocultural and academic adaptation of international students in China. Moreover, in this study, academic adaptation appears to be tightley and positively linked to sociocultural adaptation.