L2 Grit and Language Mindset as Predictors of L2 Proficiency

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v4i2.1186

Yang Hao

Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China


This study aimed to broaden the understanding of the predictive roles of these two non-cognitive abilities (i.e., L2 grit and language mindset) in L2 proficiency. The participants of this study were 100 English major students in China who took the TEM4 in 2021. The author adopted the questionnaire survey method to collect the data on L2 grit, language mindset, and TEM4 grades. The result of multiple regression modeling showed that perseverance of effort was the only significant predictor of L2 proficiency. In the end, suggestions for future study and pedagogical implications regarding L2 teaching are presented.


L2 grit, language mindset, L2 proficiency, multiple regression analysis


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