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Psychometric properties of word association test with regard to adolescent EFL learners
Hye Won Shin
– This study reports on the psychometric evaluation of a second language vocabulary test.
This study reports on the psychometric evaluation of a second language vocabulary test. The test measured target words within a given lesson using a sample of 142 adolescent EFL learners. The test was a modified word association test designed to asses students’ ability to identify paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations between words. The study was an outgrowth of research examining how different instructional techniques affect deep word knowledge in elementary school-aged EFL learners over time. Results demonstrate that the data fit a two factor dimension and support adequate levels of reliability and validity.
Suggested citationShin, H. W. (2015). Psychometric properties of word association test with regard to adolescent EFL learners. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 4(1), 9–15. http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v04.1.shin