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Attitudes Towards Languages (AToL) scale: A global instrument

Schoel, C. and Roessel, J. and Eck, J. and Janssen, J. and Petrovic, B. and Rothe, A. and Rudert, S. C. and Stahlberg, D.. (2013) Attitudes Towards Languages (AToL) scale: A global instrument. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32 (1). pp. 21-45.

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Abstract

Language attitudes may be differentiated into attitudes towards speakers and attitudes towards languages. However, to date, no systematic and differentiated instrument exists that measures attitudes towards language. Accordingly, we developed, validated, and applied the Attitudes Towards Languages (AToL) scale in four studies. In Study 1, we selected 15 items for the AToL scale, which represented the three dimensions of value, sound, and structure. The following studies replicated and validated the three-factor structure and differential mean profiles along the three dimensions for different languages (a) in a more diverse German sample (Study 2), (b) in different countries (Study 3), and (c) when participants based their evaluations on speech samples (Study 4). Moreover, we investigated the relation between the AToL dimensions and stereotypic speaker evaluations. Results confirm the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the AToL scale and its incremental value to mere speaker evaluations.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Entscheidungspsychologie > Sozialpsychologie (Greifeneder)
UniBasel Contributors:Rudert, Selma Carolin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:0261-927X
e-ISSN:1552-6526
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:29 Jan 2018 09:46
Deposited On:29 Jan 2018 09:46

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