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ERIC Number: EJ1077900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
Investigating the Impact of Personality Factors on Perceived Communication Mobility of Non-Native English Speaking Thai Professionals in International Companies
Marina, Olga A.; Rajprasit, Krich
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v47 p61-94 Jan-Jun 2014
Communication mobility has been suggested as an element of the complex construct of professional communicative competence, with a shared core of English in the oral mode, for professional international communication. This study aims (1) to investigate the possible correlation between the perceived level of communication mobility, and the influence of the personality factors of non-native English speaking Thai professionals in international companies, and (2) to identify the conditions in which this desirable quality may be developed. The researchers are interested in gauging the level of communication mobility, as well as looking for the possible relationships between its development and the personality factors of these professionals, such as age, work experience, and the frequency of English language use in their daily lives and in the workplace. The responses to the specifically designed questionnaire were obtained from 54 Thai professionals working in international companies. The findings revealed that the participants were effective users of communication mobility, and only the frequency of English language use in their workplaces can explain the variance of their perceived communication mobility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand (Bangkok)