Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.8 Number.2 June, 2017                                                       Pp. 371-383
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no2.27

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Causal Relationship amongst Epistemic Beliefs, Motivations, and Strategies
Use in Reading for EFL Students
 

Ive Emaliana
Graduate Program, Universitas Negeri Malang
Malang, Indonesia
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English Language Education Program, Faculty of Cultural Study
Universitas  Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia

Utami Widiati
English Department, Universitas Negeri Malang
Malang, Indonesia

Mohammad Adnan Latief
English Department, Universitas Negeri Malang
Malang, Indonesi

Suharmanto
 English Department, Universitas Negeri Malang,
Malang, Indonesia

 

 

Abstract:
Motivated by the need for more empirical evidence on factors affecting English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading enhancement, this paper aims at elucidating causal relationship between reading epistemic beliefs, reading motivations, and strategies use in reading. The present study provides an evaluative perspective with regard to the directions of influences among them.  A model that reflects the hypothesis that epistemic beliefs affect strategies use in reading to read which are strengthened by reading motivation is constructed and tested. The structural equation modeling (SEM) confirms this hypothesis, which implies interdependences across the factors as promising resources that can be utilized in EFL reading context for comprehension development. A few important implications for EFL reading instruction and research can be drawn from the results.
Keywords: Epistemic beliefs, motivation, reading, reading strategies

Cite as: Emaliana, I., Widiati, U., Latief,  a., & Suharmanto, S. (2017). Causal Relationship amongst Epistemic Beliefs, Motivations, and Strategies
Use in Reading for EFL Students. Arab World English Journal, 8 (2).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no2.27

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