Causal Modeling Research on Language Minorities' Achievement / Edition 1

Causal Modeling Research on Language Minorities' Achievement / Edition 1

by Lih-Shing Wang
     
 

An unprecedented work of its time, this book represents a scholarly endeavor that examines the intriguing phenomena of language minority students' academic achievement in the United States. The linear structural relations approach, which is the most powerful analytical procedure for causal studies to date, was employed to explain the cause-effect network that links

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An unprecedented work of its time, this book represents a scholarly endeavor that examines the intriguing phenomena of language minority students' academic achievement in the United States. The linear structural relations approach, which is the most powerful analytical procedure for causal studies to date, was employed to explain the cause-effect network that links ethnic language dominance, socio-economic status, parental involvement, and psychological orientation to verbal and quantitative achievement. Striking results were found that suggest alternative thinkings to common beliefs and provide new insights into the achievement models of language minorities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820418230
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Series:
Theoretical Studies in Second Language Acquisition Series
Pages:
230

Meet the Author

The Author: Lih-Shing Wang received her M.A. from the University of Illinois, Ed.S. from the University of Georgia, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Being actively involved in the language research and measurement field, she has published more than 20 professional articles and monographs. A former research scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C., she is currently a professor of psychology at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, Republic of China.

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