ERIC Number: EJ1084768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Associations among Writing Self-Perceptions, Writing Abilities, and Native Language of English-Spanish Two-Way Immersion Students
Neugebauer, Sabina R.; Howard, Elizabeth R.
Bilingual Research Journal, v38 n3 p313-335 2015
The current study, with 409 fourth graders in two-way immersion programs, explored the writing self-perceptions of native English and native Spanish speakers and the relationship between self-perceptions and writing performance. An adapted version of the Writer Self-Perception Scale (WSPS) was administered along with a writing task. Native English speakers reported higher English writing self-perceptions than native Spanish speakers. However, native Spanish speakers did not report consistently higher Spanish writing self-perceptions than native English speakers. Regression analyses demonstrate positive associations between self-perceptions and performance in both languages. The present study supports the value of capturing students' writing self-perceptions in two languages.
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Writing Skills, Spanish Speaking, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Native Speakers, Immersion Programs, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Task Analysis, Writing Evaluation, Scoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy, Predictive Validity, Multiple Regression Analysis, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Scoring Rubrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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