English-language acculturation predicts academic performance in nursing students who speak english as a second language
MetadataShow full item record
Students who speak English as a second language (ESL) face considerable challenges in English language universities, but little is known about the relationship between English-language acculturation and academic performance. A prospective, correlational design was used to validate the English Language Acculturation Scale (ELAS), a measure of the linguistic aspect of acculturation, and to determine the relationship between English-language acculturation and academic achievement among 273 first-year nursing students. Exploratory factor analyses demonstrated that the ELAS was a valid and reliable measure (α = .89). When ELAS scores were examined in relation to students' grades students with the lowest ELAS scores also had the lowest mean subject grades, highlighting the need to place a greater emphasis on identifying English-language acculturation among ESL students.
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Morris, Judith (2006)The growing diversity of school populations around the world means that for many students the language of instruction in mainstream classrooms is not their first language. Content-based second language learning in a context ...
Dunworth, Catherine M. (2001)This study was initiated as a result of the appearance of a number of articles and commentaries in the academic press which intimate that the English language levels of many overseas students studying in Australia are not ...
Wignell, Peter; Ashton-Hay, S.; Evans, K. (2016)As Australian higher education institutions seek to internationalise and in-crease enrolments of international students, the student experience is crucial for ensuring a sustainable future via delivery of quality learning, ...