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PERCEIVED SELF-EFFICACY OF MALAYSIAN ESL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS ON THEIR SPEAKING ABILITY AND ITS PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

Idrus, Hairuzila and Salleh, Rohani (2008) PERCEIVED SELF-EFFICACY OF MALAYSIAN ESL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS ON THEIR SPEAKING ABILITY AND ITS PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS. The English Teacher, 37 . pp. 61-75. ISSN 0128-7729

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This study looked into the self-efficacy of Malaysian ESL students (n=338) from a private university in their ability to speak in English. These students are majoring in engineering and technology. A questionnaire, designed by Idrus and Sivapalan (2007) adapted from Bandura’s (1990) and Mikulecky et al.’s (1996), was used to access the perceived self-efficacy of the students on three dimensions: ability, aspiration and activity perception. The findings indicated that, in general, the students had high self-efficacy belief in their speaking ability on all the three dimensions. The study also compared the students’ self-efficacy level in relation to year of study, gender and ethnic group. This paper discusses the findings and the pedagogical implications in the teaching and learning of speaking skills to English language learners.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:3365
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email hairuzi@petronas.com.my
Deposited On:30 May 2011 13:36
Last Modified:30 May 2011 13:36

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