ERIC Number: ED179077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Motivational Characteristics of Francophones Learning English: Predictive and Descriptive Aspects.
Four studies were conducted to determine the effect of motivational characteristics on the English achievement of French-speaking Canadians. An attitude/motivation battery covering 38 variables was administered to 304 secondary school students in Montreal. A factor analysis was performed which reveals four dimensions: integrative motive, self-confidence with English, academic achievement, and alientation. In a second study, results for several of the variables in the first study were analyzed in a comparison of predictive value of six models related to persistence, and six related to competence in English. In the third study, a battery similar to the one used in the first study, but with a revised set of variables, was administered to a similar population. Factor analysis revealed the dimensions of integrative motive, academic achievement, and self-confidence with English. The final study used results of the third study to evaluate the predictive power of models, using an analysis similar to that of the second study. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.