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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(20); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.052015.

The Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Foreign Language Attrition Based on the Structural Equation Model


Xin Dong

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Xin Dong

College of Foreign Languages, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China


The research samples are junior college students who have finished compulsory English study. According to their foreign language learning situation, the thesis is to make an systematically empirical research on the factors affecting college students’ foreign language attrition, based on the questionnaire survey and data of language tests and interviews, using the method of data mining and SPSS AMOS structural equation model. Through constructing the model of affecting factors of foreign language attrition and analyzing the paths and intensity between different factors, the thesis is to provide a new perspective for language attrition study and put forward effective strategies for reducing learners’ foreign language attrition, in order to promote the theoretical study of foreign language lifelong education.


Foreign language attrition, Structural equation model, Affecting factors

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Xin Dong. The Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Foreign Language Attrition Based on the Structural Equation Model. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 20: 73-78. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.052015.


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