Validation of the oral interaction strategy scale for speakers of Chinese as a first language in elementary schools

Xinhua Zhu, Yuyang Cai, Jieqiong Fan, Shui Duen Chan, Choo Mui Cheong

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This study validated the Oral Interaction Strategy Scale (OISS) for speakers of Chinese as a first language in elementary schools. The OISS measures students' perceptions of how frequently they use interaction strategies of Chinese as a first language (L1 Chinese). The study involved two studies. In the first study, among 642 pupils, we identified seven categories of interaction strategies in Chinese communication. In the second study, among another 678 pupils, the seven-dimension structure was confirmed. Besides, a second-order factor of interaction strategies was established and the relative importance of each first-order factor to the second-order factor was also examined. The implications for further studies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalL1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Assessment
  • Chinese as a first language
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Interaction strategy
  • Oral communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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