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ERIC Number: EJ1098422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Chinese College Students' Self Regulated Learning Strategies and Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Learning English as a Foreign Language
Wang, Chuang; Hu, Jiyue; Zhang, Guoying; Chang, Yan; Xu, Yongjin
Journal of Research in Education, v22 n2 p103-135 Fall 2012
Chinese college students majoring in medicine participated in this study by completing two questionnaires about their use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies and self-efficacy beliefs in studying English as a foreign language. Data on participants' performance on two English written exams and one oral English test were also collected. Statistically significant relationships between the use of SRL strategies, self-efficacy beliefs, and achievement in learning English were noted, providing additional validity information for the scores from the two questionnaires developed in a previous study (Wang & Pape, 2005). Participants' self-ratings of self-efficacy and use of SRL strategies; however, were not high. Students who read articles before reading questions had better performance on English written exams than their counterparts. Implications of the results in a Chinese English instruction context are also discussed.
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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: China
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