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dc.contributor.author Kyutoku, Yasushi en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:36Z
dc.date.submitted April 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1654 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.description.sponsorship Bernstein, Ira 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
dc.contributor.committeeChair Bernstein, Ira en_US
dc.degree.department Psychology en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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