Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 52
2004-03-28 発行

高校生英語能力の説明因子に関する実証的研究

Factors Explaining the English Proficiency of Senior High School Students : An Empirical Study
Ozasa, Toshiaki
Unekawa, Tadahiko
Ohara, Takashi
Nakamasu, Toshihiro
Masunaga, Akira
Yamane, Seiji
Yamamoto, Kayoko
Shimosuga, Tamami
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abstract
This paper explores empirical factors that explain the English proficiency of senior high school students studying English at a high school in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Two studies are reported. Study 1 comprised a factor analysis and a multiple regression analysis, addressing students' reading strategy. A factor analysis revealed 9 factors : (1) understanding of main points, (2) ample input/output, (3) focus on key information, (4) reading with questions in mind, (5) top-down strategy, (6) bottom-up strategy, (7) confidence in Japanese reading ability, (8) word-by-word reading and (9) basic study. A multiple regression analysis revealed three factors to explain reading comprehension ability. These factors were : (1) understanding of main points, (2) reading with questions in mind, and (3) top-down strategy. Study 2 comprised a multiple regression analysis, exploring factors to explain the students' comprehensive English ability. This study afforded an explanation by three factors : (1) English lexico-syntactic ability, (2) modern Japanese ability and (3) motivational intensity.
subject
高校生
英語能力
因子
実証研究
Senior high school students
English proficiency
Factors
Empirical study
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