Motivation questionnaires

A concise, practical summary of how to develop and process questionnaires:

Dörnyei, Z., & Csizér, K. (2012). How to design and analyze surveys in SLA research? In A. Mackey & S. Gass (Eds.), Research methods in second language acquisition: A practical guide (pp. 74-94). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

The motivation questionnaires used in the 2008-2009 comparative survey project in Japan, China and Iran

(see Taguchi, Magid, & Papi, 2009, in Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2009; + Dörnyei, 2010, Questionnaires in Second Language Research, Chapter 5 and Appendices A and B)

'Motivational Orientation of Language Teaching' (MOLT) classroom observation scheme (Guilloteaux & Dörnyei, 2008)

The motivation questionnaire used in the 1993-2004 Hungarian survey project
(see e.g. Dörnyei & Csizér, 2002; Dörnyei, Csizér, & Németh, 2006)


Motivational Strategies Questionnaire' (Cheng & Dörnyei, 2007)


'Self-Regulating Capacity in Vocabulary Learning' (SRCvoc) scale (Tseng, Dörnyei, & Schmitt, 2006)


'English Language Learning Survey' (Clément, Dörnyei, & Noels, 1994)


Language Orientation Questionnaire (Dörnyei & Chan, 2013)
(Not all the items were used in the final study and the visual style scale lacked sufficient reliability.)


Motivation questionnaire used in the 2013 Chinese survey (You & Dörnyei, 2016; You, Dörnyei, Z., & Csizér, K., 2016)


Christine Muir's questionnaire to assess Directed Motivational Currents: "DMC Disposition Questionnaire"

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