RYŪGAKU: Explorations in Study Abroad
||The Benefits of Compulsory Ryugaku
||August 2009 (Volume 2, No. 2)
|| 9 - 11
|Type of Article:
||Single group pretest/posttest quantitative study
|| (No formal questions raised)
||69 second-year students from one department of Kyoto Sangyo University who completed a 3-week study abroad program at four different possible locations
||A 19-item written bilingual survey, mostly in a Likert-type scale format
|| Pre-departure / post-return administration of survey (time interval not specified)
- After their study abroad experience, "most" informants reported greater
confidence in speaking English according to a 5-point Likert scale.
- After their study abroad experience, 80% of the informants (n=55) reported interest in
studying overseas for longer periods.
- Data is presented in terms of raw results without any statistical analyses.
- Intra-group comparisons of the four different study abroad locations not possible from a quantitative perspective due to small sample size.
- Expectancy bias may be an issue in the wording of some of the survey items.
|| Available at http://jalt-sa.org/PDF/Ryuugaku-2(2).pdf
|| study abroad program evaluation, overseas field research, compulsory ryuugaku, short-term study abroad, Kyoto Sangyou University
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