This book provides a unique reference and comprehensive overview of the issues pertinent to conceptualizing, measuring, researching and nurturing writing motivation.
Abdel Latif covers these theoretical, practical and research issues by drawing on the literature related to the eight main constructs of writing motivation: writing apprehension, attitude, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-concept, learning goals, perceived value of writing and motivational regulation. Specifically, the book covers the historical research developments of the field, the measures of the main writing motivation constructs, the correlates and sources of writing motivation, and profiles of motivated and demotivated writers. The book also describes the types of the instructional research of writing motivation, provides pedagogical guidelines and procedures for motivating students to write, and presents suggestions for advancing writing motivation research, measurement and pedagogy.
Detailed, up-to-date, and with a glossary which includes definitions of the main terms used in the six chapters, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of language education, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and educational psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Writing motivation research: historical developments and conceptualisations of the constructs 2. Measuring writing motivation 3. Profiling motivated and demotivated writers 4. Instructional research of writing motivation 5. Motivating students to write: Some research-driven guidelines 6. Advancing writing motivation measurement, research and pedagogy
Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif teaches English language education/TESOL at Cairo University, Egypt. His main research interests include writing motivation and written text production processes, and he has widely published in international journals.
"This is a valuable contribution that will push the research agenda forward. Ultimately, this book will help both researchers and practitioners to accomplish the common goal of raising motivated writers." - Ana Camacho, Journal of Writing Research