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This study was designed to determine the relationship between Chinese immigrant newcomers' reported self-efficacy beliefs, their English speaking and listening performance, and their levels of integration in Vancouver, British Columbia. Participants completed a 24-item self-efficacy for listening and 22-item self-efficacy for speaking survey questionnaire before partaking in an English speaking and listening performance assessment. Using a correlational research design, data were analyzed using a Pearson correlation procedure. The analyses were conducted using SPSS software. The findings support the existence of a positive relationship between self-efficacy and performance. Participants also participated in a semi-guided interview in which they answered questions related to their levels of integration in Vancouver's social, political and economic realms. Findings did not support the existence of a direct link between their English speaking and listening performance and levels of integration.
Dodds, Jennifer, "The correlation between self-efficacy beliefs, language performance and integration amongst Chinese immigrant newcomers" (2011). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 440.