A Study of English Language Skills Self-efficacy of EFL Learners with Different Levels of Language Proficiency

  • Tanata Peerakuntrakorn Chulalongkorn University
  • Rashane Meesri Chulalongkorn University
Keywords: English language skills self-efficacy, language proficiency

Abstract

This study aimed 1) to explore self-perception on English language skills self-efficacy of low, mid and high proficiency Thai grade tenth EFL learners and 2) to compare students’ English language skills self-efficacy among low, mid and high proficiency Thai EFL learners. The participants of this study were 269 of Grade 10 upper secondary students at six schools under the name of “BODINDACHA” school enrolling in Fundamental English course in the 2019 academic year. They were selected using random sampling technique. The research instrument was an English Language Skills Self-Efficacy questionnaire provided by the benchmark of grade 9 graduates from the Basic Education Core Curriculum B.E. 2551 (A.D. 2008). The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics of means, standard deviation and frequencies. For the inferential statistics, the data were analyzed by using One-way ANOVA to compare means differences of English language skills self-efficacy from the three groups of students.

The results showed that 1) high proficiency EFL learners ranked listening skill self-efficacy as the highest. Whereas, the highest ranked skill of mid and low proficiency groups was reading skill self-efficacy. 2) There was a significant difference of the average overall English language skills self-efficacy among three groups of learners. The overall language skills of high proficiency group significantly differed from mid and low proficiency groups

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Published
2020-09-02
How to Cite
Peerakuntrakorn, T., & Meesri, R. (2020). A Study of English Language Skills Self-efficacy of EFL Learners with Different Levels of Language Proficiency. An Online Journal of Education, 15(2), OJED1502006 (12 pages). Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/OJED/article/view/240543