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ERIC Number: ED428573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Do Second Language Learners Always Have To Stay on the Receiving End in a Cross-Cultural Exchange?
Lau, Ivy Cheuk-yin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Jin, Putai
A study examined factors in the hierarchical formation of self-concept in English as a second language among bilingual college students. Subjects were 306 students in a Hong Kong institution of higher education, who were administered an academic self-description questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analysis of the data found distinct self-concepts linked to each of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing). It also found that a single global English self-concept can represent those self-concepts, suggesting that self-concept in a subject area is both hierarchical and multidimensional. Self-concepts of the receptive skills (listening, reading) were found to contribute more strongly to formation of the global English self-concept than were the productive language skills (speaking, writing). Implications for instruction and areas for further investigation are discussed. Contains 55 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong