Exposing the dynamic nature and potential role of student attribution processes on English for academic purposes achievement in higher education

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Chang, Heejin, Windsor, Angela and Helwig, Lindsay. 2017. "Exposing the dynamic nature and potential role of student attribution processes on English for academic purposes achievement in higher education." English in Australia. 52 (2), pp. 73-81.
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Exposing the dynamic nature and potential role of student attribution processes on English for academic purposes achievement in higher education

ERA Journal ID20439
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsChang, Heejin (Author), Windsor, Angela (Author) and Helwig, Lindsay (Author)
Journal TitleEnglish in Australia
Journal Citation52 (2), pp. 73-81
Number of Pages9
Year2017
PublisherAustralian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0046-208X
0155-2147
Web Address (URL)https://www.aate.org.au/journals/english-in-australia
Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons that English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students in the Open Access College at the University of Southern Queensland give to explain their success in a course of study. It will examine how students' internal and external attributions change while studying EAP. The data has been gathered through a survey administered four times to EAP students. The students come from English as an Additional Language (EAL) backgrounds and intend to undertake tertiary study in English at USQ. The data foregrounds the potential role of adaptive and maladaptive attribution processes in the EAP learning experience, showing that the majority of students possess a mixture of internal and external attributions that evolve over a course of EAP study. The implications of this study are the potential to contribute to the development of more holistic approaches in EAP programs.

Keywordsglobalisation, digitisation, education, English, communication, higher education, government policy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390303. Higher education
470401. Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
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Byline AffiliationsOpen Access College
University of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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