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Motivations for learning Welsh among adult learners

Morris, Jonathan ORCID:, Brookfield, Charlotte ORCID:, Rodriguez Pinzon, Maria Jose, Holt, Barbara and Arfon, Elin ORCID: 2024. Motivations for learning Welsh among adult learners. Bowell, Tracy, Pepperell, Nicole, Richardson, Anthony and Corino, Maria-Teresa, eds. Revitalising Higher Education: Insights from Te Puna Aurei Learnfest 2022, Cardiff: Cardiff University Press, pp. 31-38. (10.18573/conf2.d)

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This chapter reports the results of project designed to investigate the motivations for learning Welsh among adults. Staff from the Cardiff Q-Step Centre (School of Social Sciences) and the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit (School of Welsh) worked with undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Welsh and School of Psychology in this collaborative and interdisciplinary research project. We designed a questionnaire which was completed online by 746 adult learners of Welsh in Wales and internationally. The data were analysed quantitatively in order to ascertain the main reasons for learning Welsh and the extent to which these reasons can be grouped in order to look at wider trends. Firstly, we outline the general trends in the data and focus on differences between different age groups of learners and those who live in Wales and those who are learning Welsh outside of Wales. We then show the results of a factor analysis undertaken to investigate the extent to which the different motivations can be grouped under different underlying themes.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISBN: 9781911653509
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 April 2024
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 15:11

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