Zhao Wei

Work place: School of Education- Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, P.R. China

E-mail: zhaowei@snnu.edu.cn


Research Interests: Natural Language Processing


Wei Zhao’Bio was born in P.R. China in 1965,a former Associate Dean of School of Education at Shaanxi Normal University. Now, She is a professor of Educational Psychology Advisor to Ph.D students and conducting research mainly on Learning Disabilities. She is an AERA member CAERDA(Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association)member, and OMPE member in China. Zhao holds a Bachelor and a Master Degrees of School Education and Comparative Education in Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China in 1990s, Zhao received a Ph.D degree in Educational Psychology and Special Education from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China and UBC in Canada in 2004. Her specialization is on Learning Disabilities in both Chinese and English. She has conducted more than ten national research projects on Learning disabilities, Language acquisition in early age and English Immersion teaching, such as A Research on Cognitive Mechanism of Early Childhood’s Written Language Learning, Cognitive Assessment System Development of Chinese Learning Disabilities and its educational Intervention, From image to text, Research on children's written language acquisition, etc . and had published more than 40 academic papers and books, such as About the Empirical Research and Theoretical Analysis of Cognitive Process in Reading and Reading Difficulties, Cognition Processing of Reading from cross-linguistic studies, etc . She has been invited, as an External Examiner of M.A. in Early Childhood Education program, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Invited by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the United States Department of State as IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) to visit schools and educational institutions in Washington DC, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Atlanta Georgia and San Francisco, California. She also has been invited to give speeches at conferences in mainland China、Taiwan and Macao, etc.
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Phone Number: 029-520

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Motivation to Learn and its Relationship to Academic Achievement among Students of basic Arabic Schools in China

By Abdo Hasan AL-Qadri Zhao Wei

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2019.04.01, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2019

This correlational study examined the effects of motivation in the process of learning and its connections to the academic achievement of the students who study at the Basic Arabic Schools in China. The designed tool, which is a questionnaire, consists of 40 items and had been processed by statistical analysis to contrived psychometric properties and it had been achieved through validity and reliability. The study acknowledged the cumulative scores of academic achievement of students for the last academic year, which was considered as one of the variables of the current study and compared to motivation to learn in the questionnaire sample of 30 students as well as the sample of the final study which covered all 242 students in the basic Arabic schools of the 7th, 8th and 9th Grades. The study found that there was a significant correlation between motivation to learn and academic achievement of students. It was proved through correlation and regression analysis that there was a positive relationship between motivation and academic achievement and the ability to predict the academic achievement through motivation. It had been found that the most motivated students are the ones who achieve higher academic performance. There were significant differences in motivation according to the gender in which females scored the highest means. Besides, no significant differences found in grade variables.

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