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MARTIN, Ron R.
 
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Affiliation*
College of Intercultural Communication Department of Intercultural Communication
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Field of Study: Intercultural Communication
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Field of Study: Intercultural Communication
Title*
Associate Professor
Degree
博士(教育) ( テンプル大学 ) / 専攻修士 (教育学英語教授法) ( テンプル大学大学院 ) / Doctor (Education) ( Temple University ) / Masters (Education) ( Temple University (Japan) )
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Research Theme*
  • Achievement motivation research shows that the development of childrenʼs perceptions of their abilities and their value of subjects is influenced by a number of factors. As children age through elementary school, they become aware of their abilities and begin to compare themselves to their peers. Children put effort in what they perceive that they can do and value what they do well.As an adult, oneʼs values more than competency beliefs are matched up against the expectations of others and society, influencing decision making and highlighting oneʼs self-esteem. Thus, second/foreign language learning motivation is not simply about classroom enjoyment; it is the relationship between the development of perceptions of competency and values which takes place during the elementary school years and the wider discussion of identity development and the expectations of others.

  • Research Interests
  • study abroad

  • motivation

  • foreign language

  • Campus Career*
    • 4 2016 - Present 
      Graduate School of Intercultural Communication   Field of Study: Intercultural Communication   Associate Professor
    • 4 2016 - Present 
      Graduate School of Intercultural Communication   Field of Study: Intercultural Communication   Associate Professor
    • 4 2012 - Present 
      College of Intercultural Communication   Department of Intercultural Communication   Associate Professor
    • 4 2009 - 3 2012 
      College of Intercultural Communication   Department of Intercultural Communication   Assistant Professor
     

    Research Areas

    • Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education  / Elementary and Junior High School English Language Education

    Research History

    • 4 2016 - Present 
      RIKKYO UNIVERSITY   Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Field of Study: Intercultural Communication   Associate Professor

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    • 4 2016 - Present 
      RIKKYO UNIVERSITY   Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Field of Study: Intercultural Communication   Associate Professor

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    • 4 2012 - Present 
      RIKKYO UNIVERSITY   College of Intercultural Communication Department of Intercultural Communication   Associate Professor

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    • 4 2009 - 3 2012 
      RIKKYO UNIVERSITY   College of Intercultural Communication Department of Intercultural Communication   Assistant Professor

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    Education

    • - 6 1992 
      University of California at Riverside   Humanities and Social Sciences   Creative Writing

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      Country: United States

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    Papers

    • The Foreign Language Learning Value Beliefs of Japanese Elementary School Students

      Ron Reuel Martin

          16 5 2013

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      Language:English   Publishing type:Thesis (other)  

      ABSTRACT
      The foreign language learning value beliefs of Japanese elementary school students
      Ron Martin
      Doctor of Education
      Temple University, 2013
      Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair: Dr. David Beglar

      This study was an investigation of student beliefs about their EFL education, and it was based upon the subjective task value component of the expectancy-value theory, a prominent theory of achievement motivation. The participants were three cohorts of Japanese public elementary school students (Cohort 1 from 2008; Cohort 2 from 2009; and Cohort 3 from 2010); each cohort consisted of third through sixth graders (N = 1,478; N = 3,693; and N = 1,336, respectively). Three research questions with associated hypotheses were posited in order to determine: (a) if students of all age groups could differentiate the three value components of Enjoyment, Importance, and Use; (b) the degree to which grade levels and genders were different with regard to each value; and (c) if grade level and gender differences were consistent between cohorts.

      The Young Learners Value Scale (YLVS) was an 11-item, 4-point Likert self report scale created in order to investigate elementary school students' values concerning their EFL education. Prior to conducting inferential analyses on the collected data, the dimensionality, validity, and reliability of the YLVS were established through the use of the Rasch rating-scale model. In addition, the raw scores were converted into interval Rasch measures.

      Results of the principal components analyses showed that each grade level was able to differentiate the three values of Enjoyment, Importance, and Use. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the instrument measures as well as the factorial structure of the theoretical model were both invariant across grade level. Results of the two-way ANOVAs indicated that the third grade students valued the Enjoyment, Importance, and Use of English to a statistically significant higher degree than the higher grade levels. Descriptive statistics showed that all grade levels valued the Enjoyment and Importance of English, yet all grade levels responded neutrally to the Use of English. With regard to gender, female students held statistically significant greater values of Enjoyment, Importance, and Use of English and their EFL class than boys, yet these differences were found for only Cohorts 2 and 3.

      This study was the first, to the best of my knowledge, to use the expectancy-value theory of achievement motivation as a basis for an investigation of public school EFL students. The results indicated that the elementary school students valued the Enjoyment and Importance of English, but were neutral to the Use of English. The integration of more skill-based activities that focus on listening to English and speaking in English to communicate to others and a reduction in fun-focused activities such as songs and games might provide a greater opportunity to enhance the students' value of Use.

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    • 留学に対する展望:動機と課題 Peer-reviewed

      マーティン・ロン, Jacob Schnickel, Yuka Maruyama

      Intercultural Communication Studies19 ( 2 ) 202 - 216   9 2010

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    • 小学生の英語クラスにおける動機 Peer-reviewed

      マーティン・ロン

      JALT 2008大会論文集   202 - 215   10 2009

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    Professional Memberships

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      American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

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      Japan Association of College English Teachers

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      Pragmatics Society of Japan

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      Japan Association for Language Teaching

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    Research Projects

    • Oral communication test development for elementary school students

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      4 2010 - Present

      Grant type:Competitive

      I have just begun this research project. I am advising on the creation of an oral communication proficiency test for public school 5th and 6th grade Japanese students. I will have results by the end of 2010.

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    • Motivation of elementary and junior high school students

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      2 2006 - Present

      Grant type:Competitive

      Thus far, my research has shown that 3rd to 6th public school Japanese students all believe that English language classes are important and for the most part enjoyable. However, the same students are also neutral to the usefulness of English.

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