Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 8, No 2 (2016)

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A Psycholinguistics Case Study: A Tool for Measuring Self-Efficacy in Efl at Tertiary Level in Balkans

Hakan AYDOĞAN

Abstract


The aim of this study is to examine psychometrical properties of the Self-efficacy in English language learning and using scale (SEELUS). The second aim is to investigate differences in self-efficacy due to gender, level of education (international high school's last grade students and university attendance), and nationality (Bosnian and Turks). This research was conducted with 129 students in Europe. The results revealed a two-factor latent structure of the SEELUS. Hence, there are two types of self-efficacy: positive and negative ones.The reliability of the SEELUS is very good as are the reliabilities of its subscales. The distribution of participants' scores on the Positive self-efficacy subscale is left-skewed while the distribution of their scores on the Negative self-efficacy subscale is right-skewed. Similarly, Turkish and Bosnian students did not differ significantly in their levels of self-efficacy despite the fact that p-value in this case was close to threshold of p = .05.


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