Factors influencing polytechnic English as second language (ESL) learners’ attitude and intention for using mobile learning

Harwati Hashim, Melor Md Yunus, Mohamed Amin Embi

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This study examined the factors that influence polytechnic ESL learners’ attitude and intention for using mobile learning. In order to quantify the factors and test research hypotheses, a data collection instrument adapted from previous studies was developed and administered. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) were used to analyse the data. The results indicated that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, perceived language learning potential and learning preference are significant predictors of the learners’ attitude towards mobile learning which in the end influenced their intention; while, self-management of learning was found to be insignificant. Based on the findings, performance expectancy was found to be the most significant factor which influences polytechnic ESL learners’ attitude towards mobile learning while perceived language learning potential was found to be the least significant factor. The components presented in this research could help practitioners and policy-makers to understand what factors need attention when it comes to the use of mobile learning for ESL initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalAsian ESP Journal
Volume14
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Second Language Learners
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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • ESL learners
  • Factors influencing the use of mobile learning
  • Intention
  • Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
  • UTAUT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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Factors influencing polytechnic English as second language (ESL) learners’ attitude and intention for using mobile learning. / Hashim, Harwati; Md Yunus, Melor; Embi, Mohamed Amin.

In: Asian ESP Journal, Vol. 14, No. 7, 01.01.2018, p. 195-208.

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