A study of motivation and attitudes towards learning Turkish
This study used a mixed-method approach to examine students' initial and current motivational factors for studying Turkish and what they consider easy and challenging in learning this language. Data collection methods include an online survey, focus group interviews and follow-up questionnaires. Key research for this study came from Glick (1997), Ueno (2004), Liu & Shibata (2008 ), and Brown (2009). The results of the study indicated that while mostly integrative factors prompt students' interest in Turkish, instrumental factors motivate them to continue to learn the language. Additionally, learning Turkish for mere purpose of requirements and heritage-related factors were found to be ineffective motives. Finally, the study revealed that learners consider Turkish a very attainable language and do not attribute any challenges to specifically its being a less commonly taught language in the U.S.
Yilmaz Ozturk, Semra, "A study of motivation and attitudes towards learning Turkish" (2014). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 554.