A descriptive study on the literature of the L2 motivational self-system and its practical implications

Özönder Ö., Mirici İ. H.

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction , vol.13, no.2, pp.1857-1879, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1857-1879
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


The study focused on growing interests in the L2 Motivational Self-System (L2MSS) and its practical implications by examining some major books, book chapters, edited books, some validation and intervention studies grounded on this model. The study adopted scanning research design, and the researchers accessed the materials through the Internet and university libraries in Turkey. In the study a total of four books (edited books and book chapters), eight validation studies, and seven intervention studies were reviewed. The materials were analyzed using coding method of the qualitative data analysis. As the resources revealed, the relationship between language learning and the concept of self could be explored through a plethora of research designs that address various research questions. In the study it was found out that the L2MSS and its pedagogical programs would continue to attract the attention of both academics and instructors leaning on new areas of research that remained unexamined today.