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Interaction between writing apprehension, motivation, attitude and writing performance: a structural equation modeling approach

Abu Kassim, Noor Lide and Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Mat Daud, Nor Shidrah (2013) Interaction between writing apprehension, motivation, attitude and writing performance: a structural equation modeling approach. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 (SPECIAL ISSUE 4). pp. 102-108. ISSN 1818-4952

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Abstract

This study modeled the relationship between various psychological dimensions (motivation,language aptitude and attitude towards language) that have been hypothesised to affect writing apprehension and performance. The method used in this study is the testing of a structural model through the use of structural equation modeling (SEM). Results of the analysis indicated good model-data fit. The Chi-square measure was 97.369, with 97 degrees of freedom, p = 0.470. The nonsignificant p-value, which was above 0.05, indicated an acceptable correspondence of data to the model. The normed chi-square value was found to be within the recommended range (3.0>x2/df>1.0) and the RMSEA (Root Mean Suare Error of Approximation) was below 0.05. The incremental fit indices (normed fit index (NFI) and Tucker-Lewis Index) were above 0.95. The goodness-of-fit index (GFI) which is an absolute fit measure was also above the recommended value. In terms of parsimony, the model showed reasonable estimates (.81). The results also indicated that writing apprehension, motivation and general language proficiency have a significant effect on writing performance and together they accounted for 46% of the variance in writing performance. Attitude towards language, on the other hand, showed a nonsignificant effect.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 778/31530
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apprehension; Attitude; Motivation; Structural equation model; Writing
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Noor Lide Abu Kassim
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013 13:45
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 10:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31530

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