Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66726

An exploratory study of NNES graduate students’ reading comprehension of English journal articles

File Size Format  
29 1 10125 66726 chen.pdf 238.87 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:An exploratory study of NNES graduate students’ reading comprehension of English journal articles
Authors:Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching
Keywords:English journal articles (EJA)
non-native English speaker (NNES) graduate students
reading comprehension difficulties
reading comprehension strategies
Taiwan
Date Issued:Apr 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:The academic success of non-native English speaker (NNES) graduate students greatly relies on their ability to read and comprehend English journal articles (EJA). The purpose of this study was to identify NNES graduate students’ comprehension difficulties and reading strategies when reading EJA. In addition, the study explored how the relationship between reading difficulties and reading strategies are characterized. The study participants were 456 graduate students undertaking various majors in Taiwan. Both survey and interview methods were employed. The results of the study revealed that the participating students had medium-to-high levels of reading comprehension difficulties and that they tried to use various reading strategies. There is a significantly negative correlation between EJA reading difficulties and reading strategies.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66726
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66726
Volume:29
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 29, No. 1


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.