Validity and applicability analysis of the L2MSS theoretical model in a group of Thai Chinese learners


  • JIANAN ZHONG -College of Chinese Studies, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University


Key words: Second language motivation self system; Theoretical model; Thai Chinese learners; Second language learning motivation


        In recent years, Chinese language education in Thailand has been developing vigorously, and the study of learning motivation of Chinese language learners in Thailand has also become a major research focus in the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Because the existing research on Thai Chinese learning motivation is still mainly carried out with the old theory of second language motivation research in the old stage, which leads to its lack of explanatory power for the types, characteristics, influencing factors, etc. of learning motivation in the context of Chinese language education in Thailand in the new era. Therefore, this paper uses the most widely used new theory in today's academic circles - L2MSS theory to build a theoretical hypothesis model, To explore the applicability of L2MSS theory in the Thai context and the interaction between the three dimensions of L2MSS. The experiment shows that L2MSS theory is feasible and effective in different groups of Chinese learners in Thailand; The three dimensions of L2MSS have interactive and intermediary relationships. This study can provide reference for the research and improvement of learning motivation of Thai Chinese learners and the improvement and development of L2MSS theory itself.



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How to Cite

ZHONG, J. (2023). Validity and applicability analysis of the L2MSS theoretical model in a group of Thai Chinese learners. Chinese Language and Culture Journal, 10(1), 431–454. Retrieved from



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