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ERIC Number: EJ1082783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Investigating the Influence of Proficiency and Gender on the Use of Selected Test-Wiseness Strategies in Higher Education
Hayati, A. Majid; Ghojogh, A. Nick
English Language Teaching, v1 n2 p169-181 Dec 2008
This study investigated the relative frequency of seven TW strategies among Iranian EFL students to find out probable relationship(s) between test-wiseness, proficiency and gender. To do so, out of 138 participants, a total number of 80 undergraduate EFL students from Shahid Chamran University were chosen and divided on the basis of their proficiency scores into four cells of 20 individuals (High/Low Proficient Male/Female). All of them were required to sit for the second exam after two weeks periods from the first experiment. They took a test of TW comprised of 50 items in which seven selected TW strategies were incorporated. Data analysis showed significant differences between the two groups, that is, high proficient groups outperformed their low proficient counterparts. In other words, more proficient students were more test-wise. Therefore, as proved by the results of the study, TW and proficiency of students are positively correlated. Another finding suggested that there is no significant difference between the two genders concerning TW strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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