The Development and Validation of the Academic Spoken English Strategies Survey (ASESS) for Non-native English Speaking Graduate Students

Authors

  • Rui M. Schroeder University of the Pacific, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v6i2.363

Keywords:

academic English, language learning strategies, survey development, non-native English-Speaking graduate students

Abstract

This study reports on the three-year development and validation of a new assessment tool—the Academic Spoken English Strategies Survey (ASESS). The questionnaire is the first of its kind to assess the listening and speaking strategy use of non-native English speaking (NNES) graduate students. A combination of sources was used to develop the questionnaire: literature reviews, pilot questionnaire results, feedback from pilot study participants, expert comments, and the author’s academic English learning journal. An exploratory factor analysis based on 384 respondents’ data was conducted to assess the construct validity. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.923, indicating high internal consistency. The study has made a significant contribution because data generated through the use of this questionnaire can provide valuable insights and pedagogical implications.

Author Biography

Rui M. Schroeder, University of the Pacific, United States

RUI M. SCHROEDER, PhD, is a visiting lecturer at the University of the Pacific. Dr. Schroeder’s research work focuses on language learning strategies, language pedagogies, and language learners. She has taught ESL, first year seminars, and Chinese language courses at different educational institutions. 

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Published

2016-04-01

How to Cite

Schroeder, R. M. (2016). The Development and Validation of the Academic Spoken English Strategies Survey (ASESS) for Non-native English Speaking Graduate Students. Journal of International Students, 6(2), 394–414. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v6i2.363

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Research Articles (English)