Goal-Setting as a Motivational Factor Helping FL Learners in Gaining Their Levels of FL Proficiency

Patrycja Orzechowska, Krzysztof Polok
2019 OALib  
The purpose of this research was to check whether goal-setting increases students' motivation and improves their academic achievement. We checked whether students are familiar with the strategy of Goal-Setting, use it in practice and whether there is a connection between students' improvement when it comes to their grades when Goal-Setting is used and when it is not used. We also examined which type of motivation, intrinsic or extrinsic, increases together with raised amount of Goal-Setting
more » ... of Goal-Setting strategies used. As far as the motivation is concerned, we checked what type of motivation is 3 rd grade Secondary School students driven by. Moreover, we examined whether setting goals and working on achieving them increases students' motivation. The results showed that there existed a high relationship between Goal-Setting and students' motivation toward learning a foreign language. Moreover, Goal-Setting results in the increase of learner's grades. Based on the results, implementing Goal-Setting strategies into the process of teaching and learning was recommended as a tool to enhancing learners' academic performance especially in English Language.
doi:10.4236/oalib.1105307 fatcat:vrvhjcglsja5jmxdkz4rkhqzge