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Title: The New Immigrants’ Generation in Portuguese Classes: disproportionate relationships and group-specific issues in academic development.
Authors: Figueiredo, Sandra
Martins, Maria Margarida Alves d'Orey
Silva, Carlos Fernandes da
Keywords: Nationality
Asian-Portuguese Students
Latin-American
Portuguese as a Second Language
Educational Achievement
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Citation: Figueiredo, Sandra Deolinda Andrade de Bastos; Maria Margarida Alves d'Orey Martins; Carlos Fernandes da Silva. The New Immigrants’ Generation in Portuguese Classes: disproportionate relationships and group-specific issues in academic development. , Journal Of Humanities And Social Science , 21, 6, 49-61, 2016.
Abstract: The present study examines nationality group effect on language proficiency considering six groups of Portuguese immigrant students (M=13 years old; SD= 2,7): Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Portuguesespeaking African countries, Latin America, Asia and China. This research aims to verify whether students from different nationalities evidence similar difficulty levels in tests on language skills. Results of MANOVA showed that nationality groups differed in a significant manner, in particular, two groups – South Asia (Meridional) and Latin America. The Asian group evidenced more difficulty in vocabulary and verbal reasoning when compared to other nationality groups. Higher scores were attained by the Latin American group whose language of testing had common features with the home language and therefore showed more overlapping. The influence of the covariable "Languages spoken at home" on the results was also confirmed, which suggests that nationality is a less strong predictor compared to the number of languages spoken at home.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11144/3484
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.9790/0837-2106084961
ISSN: 2279-0837
2279-0845
Publisher version: www.iosrjournals.org
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