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ERIC Number: EJ862478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Psychometric Properties of the Foreign Language Attitudes and Perceptions Survey for College Students
Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Kirk, Emily R.; Brown, Katherine Sager; Fuller, Emily J.; Scott, Katrinda W.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v35 n1 p54-60 2009
The psychometric integrity of the "Foreign Language Attitudes and Perceptions Survey" for college students was investigated. Two hundred and seventy-eight college students were administered a modified version of the survey (FLAPS-C). Internal consistency reliabilities, as determined by Cronbach's alpha, were 0.74, attitudes; 0.80, perceptions; and 0.86, combined. Test-retest reliability was equally robust (r = 0.83). Factor analytic data suggest a one-factor solution rather than two separate factors (i.e., attitudes and perceptions). Results provide preliminary support for the use of FLAPS-C as a measure of college students' attitudes and perceptions toward learning a foreign language. The FLAPS-C's potential utility for secondary and postsecondary special educators of at-risk students including those with learning disabilities is discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A