The Demographic Factors Affecting the Writing Skills of Slovenian Year 6 EFL Students

Authors

  • Gabrijela Petra Nagode University of Ljubljana
  • Karmen Pižorn University of Ljubljana
  • Žan Korošec University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.20.1.187-201

Keywords:

EFL writing, young learners, prediction, demographic factors, quantitative research

Abstract

EFL writing is a complex and difficult productive skill for young learners. National assessment of EFL at the end of Year 6 in Slovenia shows that additional research into the various variables affecting EFL writing is needed. The aim of this study is to predict the relationship between gender, place of living, home possessions, years of schooling and parents’ education, and EFL
writing performance for Year 6 students. A representative sample of 790 pupils completed a demographic e-questionnaire and two writing e-tasks. According to ANOVA , statistically significant factors are home possessions, number of Slovenian and English books, years of learning English and mother’s education. Statistically insignificant factors are gender, place of living and father’s education. Demographic factors predict EFL writing performance by 9.9%. 

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29. 06. 2023

How to Cite

Nagode, G. P., Pižorn, K., & Korošec, Žan. (2023). The Demographic Factors Affecting the Writing Skills of Slovenian Year 6 EFL Students. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 20(1), 187-201. https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.20.1.187-201