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ERIC Number: EJ1172789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Predicting Participation in Dual Language Immersion Using Theory of Planned Behavior
Call, Andrea; Domenech Rodríguez, Melanie M.; Vázquez, Alejandro L.; Corralejo, Samantha M.
Bilingual Research Journal, v41 n1 p23-36 2018
Dual language immersion programs are increasing in popularity. Yet little is known about what motivates parents to enroll their children in dual language immersion. The theory of planned behavior posits that behavior is based on attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. The current study was an exploratory evaluation of the utility of the theory of planned behavior in understanding parents' intentions and enrollment in dual language immersion programs (N = 74). Approximately one-third of participants took steps toward enrollment. Parental attitudes significantly influenced behavioral intentions to enroll. For every unit increase in behavioral intentions, there was a 2.78 greater likelihood of enrollment. Implications and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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