Motivational and attitudinal orientations in learning American Sign Language

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Title: Motivational and attitudinal orientations in learning American Sign Language
Author: Lang, Harry; Foster, Susan; Gustina, Donna; Mowl, Gary; Liu, Yufang
Abstract: Integrative motivation was found to correlate significantly with sign language proficiency of adult learners at a post-secondary program for deaf students. Instrumental motives, however, were perceived as less important. Higher achievement in ASL was also associated with a positive cultural attitude toward deaf people. Learning of ASL as a second language may be enhanced if instructors design strategies that build upon these cultural and integrative motives and provide rewarding experiences to adult learners.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/985
Date: 1996

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