Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Urban Services - Urban Education
Gail S. Taylor
This dissertation is a non-experimental comparative and correlational study. It compares the three variables of language learning motivation, language acquisition, and ethnic identity between American-Born Chinese (ABC) and Adopted Chinese students (Non-ABC) at Association of Chinese language schools on the East Coast of the United States. One hundred and eighty-two ABC and 70 non-ABC students enrolled in Chinese language classes in the fall semester of 2004 participated in this study. Additionally, this study identifies the teaching categories that are most commonly applied in the Chinese language school classroom.
The data were collected through a survey method. The research instruments used for this investigation consisted of questionnaires of students' learning motivation, language acquisition, and ethnic identity, and the nine teaching categories used by teachers. The statistical techniques adopted to analyze the data included Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression analysis.
Tsai, Sarah C..
"A Comparative Study of American-Born Chinese and Non American-Born Chinese Students' Language Learning Motivation, Language Acquisition, and Ethnic Identity Development in Chinese Language Schools"
(2004). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, , Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/xvjp-z038