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ERIC Number: EJ1185889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Subjective vs. Objective Measures of English Proficieny in a Sample of Turkish Students
Aydogan, Hakan; Akbarov, Azamat
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v11 n2 p135-142 2018
The study aims to determine the magnitude of the correlation between subjective estimates and objective measures of English competence among Turkish students in an Agean Region State university. The sample includes 210 participants (100 females and 110 males), whose average age was 20.99. Subjective estimates included overall levels of English proficiency and self-reported vocabulary and grammar knowledge. Objective measures encompassed participants' grades at the last English exam and their total scores on short English vocabulary and grammar tests. The main result included strong positive correlations between subjective and objective measures of English competence. Findings revealed greater English vocabulary knowledge compared to English grammar knowledge, greater grammar knowledge in females than in males, and negative correlations between participants' age and the subjective/objective measures of English proficiency. The directions and recommendations for future studies of the same topic can be summarized as follows. First, researchers should compare participants' results on subjective and objective measures of their English speaking and writing skills (pronunciation, spelling, etc.). Next, other researchers can compare subjective estimates of English proficiency with its objective measures in a sample of high school and university students (in order to investigate the impact of educational level on English competence).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey