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ERIC Number: ED433712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Measuring Writing Apprehension in Japan.
Cornwell, Steve; McKay, Tonia
A study investigated the utility of a measure for assessing the writing apprehension of Japanese students of English as a second language. The Daly-Miller questionnaire, designed to measure writing apprehension, was translated into Japanese and administered to 687 first- and second-year students of English at a Japanese junior college. Results indicated four factors affecting the questionnaire's construct validity: negative perceptions about writing ability; enjoyment of writing; fear of evaluation; and showing one's writing to others. It also found significant correlations between writing apprehension and scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and between writing apprehension and high school writing experience. Future research using the questionnaire is discussed. The questionnaire's English version is appended. (Contains 18 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Writing Apprehension Test