Students Motivation for Studying Ghanaian Language in the University
This study sought to examine students’ motivation for studying Ghanaian languages in the University of Cape Coast. It adopted a descriptive survey design with a sample of 144 students in University of Cape Coast. The statistical methods employed were descriptive and inferential statistics. Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon Signed Rank test was used to test the hypotheses set to guide the study. It was revealed that students were motivated by both instrumental and integrative factors. However, it was revealed that students were more motivated by integrative factors than instrumental factors. Also, there were no differences between male and female students concerning how motivated in the study of Ghanaian languages. Finally, it was revealed that students who believed they were pursuing Ghanaian languages because it has been prescribed as part of the university’s requirement for fulfilling the Bachelor of Arts Education honour were less motivated while students who are pursuing it because it is their desired programme of study were more motivated.
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