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Test Takers' Attitudes About the TOEFL iBT TOEFL iBT

Stricker, Lawrence J.; Attali, Yigal
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ETS Research Report
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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Internet Based Testing (iBT), Attitudes, Survey, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany


attitudes about the Listening and Writing sections of the test were uniformly favorable in every country; but attitudes about the Speaking section were consistently less favorable in all countries and were unfavorable in Germany and Colombia. Attitudes about the test had similar patterns of relationships in the 4 countries: moderate correlations with attitudes about admissions tests in general, slight and inconsistent correlations with TOEFL performance and computer anxiety, and minimal correlations with other variables. All in all, these results were very similar to those in the earlier investigation, with 1 exception: the previous study found uniformly moderate positive attitudes about the TOEFL CBT in the 3 countries surveyed.

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