Exposing the dynamic nature and potential role of student attribution processes on English for academic purposes achievement in higher education

Chang, Heejin and Windsor, Angela and Helwig, Lindsay (2017) Exposing the dynamic nature and potential role of student attribution processes on English for academic purposes achievement in higher education. English in Australia, 52 (2). pp. 73-81. ISSN 0155-2147

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons that English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students in the Open Access College at the University of Southern Queensland give to explain their success in a course of study. It will examine how students' internal and external attributions change while studying EAP. The data has been gathered through a survey administered four times to EAP students. The students come from English as an Additional Language (EAL) backgrounds and intend to undertake tertiary study in English at USQ. The data foregrounds the potential role of adaptive and maladaptive attribution processes in the EAP learning experience, showing that the majority of students possess a mixture of internal and external attributions that evolve over a course of EAP study. The implications of this study are the potential to contribute to the development of more holistic approaches in EAP programs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restriction on Accepted version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 01:10
Last Modified: 09 May 2018 01:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: globalisation, digitisation, education, English, communication, higher education, government policy
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32672

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