ERIC Number: EJ1232213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reading Anxiety Scales: Do They Measure the Same Construct?
Reading in a Foreign Language, v31 n2 p249-268 Oct 2019
This article discusses the interchangeability of three self-report measures for reading anxiety. Despite their differences in target constructs, the three scales have been used for similar lines of research. After computing shared variance between the target scales and examining the behavior of anxiety indexes in relation to the amount of graded reading and reading comprehension performance, the author reaches the conclusion that each of the three scales should be treated as a unique research tool (i.e., the scales are non-interchangeable with one another). The overall results also suggest the utility of each reading anxiety scale in educational research and practice.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Anxiety, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Measures (Individuals), Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Majors (Students), Reading Programs, College Students, Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Japanese, Native Language, Student Attitudes, Reading Tests, Reading Research
Reading in a Foreign Language. National Foreign Language Resource Center, 1859 East-West Road #106, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication