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ERIC Number: ED464107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-2
Pages: 13
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A Cross-Cultural Validation Study of the "Language Learning Strategy Scale" and Its Applications.
Benjamin, Jane; Chen, Yih-Lan E.; Walker, Brenda
The underlying factor structure of the Language Learning Strategy Scale (LLSS) (Y. Chen, 2001) was examined to determine its consistency across 2 distinct cultures. Variables that affected students' language learning were also identified. The validation study for the LLSS suggested a three-factor model of functional strategies, deep-processing strategies, and surface-level strategies. This study focused on Taiwanese students learning a foreign language and explored the use of this measure with this population. Participants were 584 first-year college students in Taiwan, studying English, and 288 college students in the United States studying Spanish. The LLSS was translated into Chinese and back-translated to English to ensure the meaning of each item. The exploratory factor analysis suggested a three-factor structure for the test in Taiwan, but confirmatory factor analysis using the U.S. study did not confirm the suggested three-factor model. These results suggest that the instrument may not be used across cultures. The structure of the instrument was different for the two cultures. An appendix contains the English version of the Scale. (Contains 4 tables and 14 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan