Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Susan M. Braidi.
Frank W. Medley
This study describes the development of a cultural needs questionnaire intended to get a profile of foreign students' awareness of American culture. Specifically, the original questionnaire was designed to assess the level of awareness that English as a Second Language (ESL) students have of three aspects of American culture: family, gender roles, and education. The purpose of the development of student profiles resulting from this questionnaire was to offer one source of feedback to ESL teachers concerning these particularly relevant areas in which newly arrived students may be culturally confused. The piloting of the questionnaire revealed several problems inherent in the instrument which rendered it ineffective. The result of this research is a comprehensive re-design of the questionnaire, which can serve as a tool to measure ESL students' levels of cultural awareness.
Karayegen, Sabah, "Designing a cultural needs questionnaire" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 765.