The impacts of self-efficacy on undergraduate students’ perceived task value and task performance of L1 Chinese integrated writing: A mixed-method research

Yuan Yao, Xinhua Zhu, Siyu Zhu, Yue Jiang

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Abstract

While integrated writing (IW) has received extensive research attention, students’ self-efficacy beliefs in IW learning remain under explored, particularly in first-language (L1) IW instruction. With a sample of 239 first-year undergraduate students at a Chinese university, this study investigated students’ L1 Chinese IW self-efficacy beliefs, as well as their impacts on perceived task value and IW performance. Exploratory factor analyses identified five sub-dimensions of IW self-efficacy: ideation, conventions, source use, negative emotion control, and concentration. Notably, source use was a unique sub-dimension for IW self-efficacy. Negative emotion control and concentration were separated from the self-regulation construct in Bruning et al. (2013). Latent profile analysis categorized students into three groups based on their diverse levels of IW self-efficacy: moderate-, moderate-high-, and high-efficacious students. Students’ IW self-efficacy levels had a positive association with their perceived IW task value; however, the relationship between self-efficacy and IW performance was insignificant. Nine representative students, three from each group, were invited for the follow-up semi-structured interviews, and their responses provided complementary information for the quantitative analyses results. Pedagogical suggestions on L1 IW instruction were provided based on the findings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100687
JournalAssessing Writing
Volume55
Early online date12 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Chinese-as-a-first-language
  • Integrated writing
  • Self-efficacy
  • Task value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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