The Role of English proficiency level, personal and affective factors predicting language preparatory school students' acedemic success

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2012
Aydın, Gökçen
This study investigated the role of demographic factors, English proficiency level, personal and affective factors in predicting language preparatory school students’ academic success. Participants of the study were 415 Department of Basic English students (158 pre-intermediate level, 158 intermediate level and 99 upper-intermediate level students) from a state university in Turkey. As data collection instrument, demographic information form, College Learning Effectiveness Inventory and Affective Characteristics Questionnaire were used. Multiple regression analysis was utilized to find the significant predictors. The results indicated that 53 % of the total variance was explained with the model. Among the predictor variables, English proficiency level, classroom communication, stress and time press and English self concept were found to be significant predictors of language achievement. The findings showed that students who had high proficiency level, better communication skills within the class, high English self concept and felt more stressful through the studies achieved higher scores in English Proficiency Exam.

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G. Aydın, “The Role of English proficiency level, personal and affective factors predicting language preparatory school students’ acedemic success,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.