A Study of the Factors Explaining for the Attitudes toward Textbooks in English
As the development of globalization, more and more universities put efforts to enhance their students’ English abilities as well as their abilities of reading textbooks or course materials in original language which is English in most cases. Humans’ behaviors are related to their attitudes. Therefore, the researcher of this study investigated how the factors, including English abilities, academic performances, frequency of contacts, and career plans, could explain for the students’ responses to different constructs of their attitude toward textbooks in original language. A total of 2345 students at a private university in middle Taiwan completed the Questionnaire of Attitudes toward Textbooks in Original Language online. The results showed that there were significant with-in subject differences among the four constructs of attitudes. In addition, English abilities and academic performances could predict the attitude toward the textbook written in English most. Suggestions for educations and further studies were provided based on the results.
|關鍵詞||大學生、原文書、態度、college students、textbook in original language、attitudes|