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Lin, Yi-Ti – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This research investigates the variables influencing willingness to communicate (WTC) in English as a foreign language (EFL) context in Taiwan. A hypothesized EFL WTC model with six layers focusing on factors related to individual differences was proposed and the EFL WTC model was reinterpreted as a serial mediation model. Ten latent variables,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Peng, Li-Pei; Lin, Ju-Sen; Liang, Chaoyun – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
In this study, design majors were analysed to examine how diverse personality traits interact and influence student creativity. The study participants comprised 476 design majors. The results indicated that openness predicted the originality of creativity, whereas openness, conscientiousness and agreeableness predicted the usefulness of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Majors (Students), Personality Traits
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Liu, Yi-Lin; Liang, Chaoyun – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Using science majors as an example, we analyzed how generative cognition, organizational culture, and personality traits affect student imagination, and examined the mediating effects of generative cognition and organizational culture. A total of 473 undergraduates enrolled in physical, chemical, mathematical, and biological science programs…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Imagination, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables