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ERIC Number: EJ774976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
A Probe into Three Chinese Boys' Self-Efficacy Beliefs Learning English as a Second Language
Wang, Chuang; Pape, Stephen J.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v21 n4 p364 Sum 2007
In this case study, we investigate three Chinese boys' self-efficacy beliefs learning English as a second language across English language learning tasks and home-based and school-based contexts. Participants reported higher self-efficacy to complete listening and speaking activities than during reading and writing activities. All participants claimed limited vocabulary and reported low self-efficacy for reading tasks that demanded advanced vocabulary. Our analyses provide descriptive evidence for associations between the participants' self-efficacy beliefs and various factors, such as content area expertise, English proficiency self-perceptions, task difficulty level, social persuasion, interest, attitude toward the English language and the English-speaking community, as well as the social and cultural context in which development is occurring. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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