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ERIC Number: EJ1005531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Examining Measurement Properties of an English Self-Efficacy Scale for English Language Learners in Korea
Wang, Chuang; Kim, Do-Hong; Bong, Mimi; Ahn, Hyun Seon
International Journal of Educational Research, v59 p24-34 2013
This study provides evidence for the validity of the Questionnaire of English Self-Efficacy in a sample of 167 college students in Korea. Results show that the scale measures largely satisfy the Rasch model for unidimensionality. The rating scale appeared to function effectively. The item hierarchy was consistent with the expected item order. The items, however, did not cover as wide a range of continuum of the latent variable as might be ideal, suggesting that adding more difficult items may be helpful to more closely match the range of ability levels of the sample. Among the four sub-skills of English proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), listening comprehension appeared to be the most difficult. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea