A Study of Relationship between Ambiguity Tolerance and English Writing Proficiency of Thai EFL Learners


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Ambiguity Tolerance, Writing proficiency, Language learning, English as a Foreign Language, EFL learners


This study aims to investigate whether there is a relationship between ambiguity tolerance and writing proficiency among Thai EFL learners. The participants are 103 undergraduate students who are enrolled in International English-Chinese Program of Liberal Arts Faculty, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University. The instruments consist of the Second Language Tolerance of Ambiguity Scale (SLTAS) (Ely, 1995) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language for Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP). An analysis of variance (ANOVA), the Scheffe Post Hoc Test, and the Pearson Correlation are conducted to analyze the obtained data. The results indicate that ambiguity tolerance is significantly correlates with writing proficiency. The more tolerance of ambiguity the EFL learners are, the more scores in writing proficiency they have. Furthermore, the recommendations and discussions are also presented regarding the findings of the study.


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ดอกไม้ เ. (2019). A Study of Relationship between Ambiguity Tolerance and English Writing Proficiency of Thai EFL Learners. Academic and Research Journal of Liberal Arts (Online), 14(2), 15–25. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/larhcu/article/view/228916



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