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Title:Factors Explaining EFL Learners' Performance in a Timed Essay Writing Test: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Author(s):Yun, Youngmi
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Davidson, Fred
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Tests and Measurements
Abstract:The results of the comprehensive modeling using structural equation modeling (SEM) revealed L2 language knowledge as the most important predictor for L2 writing performance with all five variables explaining 70.4% of the variance in L2 writing performance. Further, a simultaneous multi-group SEM with high and low- L2 writing ability groups indicated that L2 writing performance was explained by the full model to a different degree for each group as well as to a different manner across the groups. Based on these findings, practical implications for EFL writing instruction, writing assessment, and research methodology were addressed.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:201 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79881
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3199191
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005


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