Understanding Positive Psychological Factors for Sustainable EFL Learning


  • Xiaoyu Hu Faculty of Education, Languages, Psychology, and Music, SEGi University
  • Gurnam Kaur Sidhu Faculty of Education, Languages, Psychology, and Music, SEGi University
  • Noryati Alias Faculty of Education, Languages, Psychology, and Music, SEGi University
  • Fen Fu Faculty of Foreign Languages, Shaoyang University, China




Foreign Language Enjoyment, Grit, Sustainable Language Learning, Positive Psychology


The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between foreign language enjoyment, grit, and English language performance. This study adopted a descriptive correlational research design involving 388 Chinese EFL university students. Self-reported questionnaires and the College English Test-Band 4 were utilised to collect the data. The findings reported a moderate to high level of language enjoyment and grit among the students. No significant differences were found between male and female students regarding their language enjoyment and grit. Furthermore, the path analysis showed that language enjoyment and grit could significantly predict English language performance.


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How to Cite

Hu, X., Sidhu, G. K., Alias, N., & Fu, F. (2023). Understanding Positive Psychological Factors for Sustainable EFL Learning. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(23), 61–67. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v8i23.4462



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