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ERIC Number: EJ1088318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
Developing a Scale to Measure Reader Self-Perception for EFL Students
Adunyarittigun, Dumrong
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v50 p1-30 Jul-Dec 2015
The development of a scale for measuring self-perception for readers of English as a foreign language is discussed in this paper. The scale was developed from the four dimensions of self-efficacy theory proposed by Bandura (1977a): progress, observational comparison, social feedback and physiological states. A 36 item scale was developed to measure the four dimensions. Five hundred and fourteen Thai EFL students at the college level completed the scale. Factor analyses and item-total correlations indicated that most of the items best defined their own constructs. Cronbach's alpha internal reliabilities also indicated a strong coherence of the items in measuring their proposed dimensions. Students' achievements in reading and writing in English are correlated with the scale. Regression analyses showed that the Self- Perception Scale for Readers of English as a Foreign Language (SPSREFL) is a significant predictor for students' reading achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Nelson Denny Reading Tests