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Relationship between self-efficacy and language proficiency: A meta-analysis
Wang,Chuang1; Sun,Ting2
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AbstractThis study aims to estimate the average effect size of the relationship between self-efficacy and language proficiency and to examine factors that moderate the relationship. A meta-analysis of the 493 effect sizes for the relationship between language learners’ self-efficacy beliefs and their language proficiency from 74 published journal articles, book chapters, and dissertations revealed an average of small to medium effect size. The use of hierarchical linear models indicated 76.7% of the variance between the published works, suggesting that the effect size varies across studies. Effect sizes reported in studies with East Asian students were larger than those reported in studies with students in Western culture. Parameter estimates of fixed effects noted that the effect sizes reported from zero-order correlations inflated the effect size without consideration of the language, culture, grade-level, sample size, and data analysis procedures. This study contributes to the literature by summarizing studies from the last two decades in a systematic way and cautions researchers when interpreting effect sizes reported in the literature.
KeywordEnglish language learners Language proficiency Meta-analysis Self-efficacy
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CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorWang,Chuang
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Avenida da Universidade,Taipa,China
2.Cato College of Education,University of North Carolina at Charlotte,Charlotte,9201 University City Blvd.,28223,United States
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Wang,Chuang,Sun,Ting. Relationship between self-efficacy and language proficiency: A meta-analysis[J]. System,2020,95.
APA Wang,Chuang,&Sun,Ting.(2020).Relationship between self-efficacy and language proficiency: A meta-analysis.System,95.
MLA Wang,Chuang,et al."Relationship between self-efficacy and language proficiency: A meta-analysis".System 95(2020).
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