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ERIC Number: EJ1167918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Self-Efficacy, Attitudes, and Choice of Strategies for English Pronunciation Learning
Sardegna, Veronica G.; Lee, Juhee; Kusey, Crystal
Language Learning, v68 n1 p83-114 Mar 2018
This article proposes a structural model of English language learners' self-efficacy beliefs, attitudes toward learning pronunciation skills, and choice of pronunciation learning strategies. Participants' responses (N = 704) to two self-reported questionnaires--Strategies for Pronunciation Improvement (SPI) inventory and Learner Attitudes for Pronunciation (LAP) inventory--were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM) to determine the direct and indirect relationships among the latent variables. The results showed that perceived practical and linguistic values related to pronunciation learning led students to be concerned about their pronunciation and thus increased their intentional behavior to improve their pronunciation skills. Also, the greater the intentional behavior, the more likely students were to select strategies to advance their pronunciation skills. Furthermore, a multigroup SEM analysis revealed that self-efficacy about pronunciation skills significantly influenced girls' emotions, whereas self-efficacy had a negligible effect on boys' emotions. Pedagogical implications of these findings and possible avenues for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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