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ERIC Number: EJ1027357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-4018
Towards the Measurement of EFL Listening Beliefs with Item Response Theory Methods
Nix, John-Michael L.; Tseng, Wen-Ta
International Journal of Listening, v28 n2 p112-130 2014
The present research aims to identify the underlying English listening belief structure of English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) learners, thereby informing methodologies for subsequent analysis of beliefs with respect to listening achievement. Development of a measurement model of English listening learning beliefs entailed the creation of an inventory of the beliefs on EFL listening abilities and determination of reliability of measurement and model fit. Results of multidimensional item response theory analysis utilizing responses from 505 subjects confirmed a two-dimensional structure and found that the dimensionality of listening learning beliefs can be classified as Axiomatic and Praxis. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan