Validation Of World English (WE) Listening Comprehension Scale

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dc.contributor Kyutoku , Yasushi en_US 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :36Z 2011 -08 -24T21 :40 :24Z 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :36Z 2011 -08 -24T21 :40 :24Z 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :36Z April 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /388
dc.description.abstract World English (WE ) includes any type of dialectical English spoken around the world (Hinkel , 2005 ) . In the present study , a WE listening test was developed . The original form of the test consisted of six scales measuring , respectively , demographics , exposure to non -native English speakers , self perception of WE fluency , WE listening test , evaluations of non -native speakers' fluency , and attitudes towards non -native English speakers . Internal consistency , dimensionality , correlations among scales , and the effects of demographics on the test scores were analyzed based on the data collected from 32 participants in Study 1 . Results indicated moderate to moderately high internal consistency for the scales except for the attitudes toward non -native English speakers scale . Study 2 constituted an actual computer administration with 106 participants . SE listening comprehension test was added to the study . All of the scales except for the SE test showed moderate to high consistency and unidimensionality . en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Psychology en_US
dc.title Validation Of World English (WE ) Listening Comprehension Scale en_US
dc.type M .S . en_US


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