VLI 4(1): Shin (2015)

Psychometric Properties of Word Association Test with Regard to Adolescent EFL Learners
Hye Won Shin
Teachers College, Columbia University
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v04.1.shin
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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.

Shin, H.W. (2015). Psychometric properties of word association test with regard to adolescent EFL learners. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 4 (1), 9-15. doi: 10.7820/vli.v04.1.shin