ERIC Number: ED126728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Two Measures of Affective Factors as They Relate to Progress in Adult Second-Language Learning. Working Papers in Bilingualism, No. 10.
The attitude and motivation of twenty-one Venezuelan students learning English at Boston University was assessed using two means: a controlled interview and a bilingual adaptation of the Gardner et al. 1974 Attitude Scales. Neither measure showed statistically significant correlations between positive attitude or strong motivation and progress in second-language learning over a three or six month period. However, interview scores for motivation and culture shock differentiated between the two best and two worst students, suggesting that further exploration of the interview technique would be of value in the assessment of affective factors. (Author)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitude Measures, English (Second Language), Interviews, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Non English Speaking, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
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