Translation, cultural adaptation and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the English version of “Strategy Inventory for Dictionary Use” (S.I.D.U)

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Page225-235
AuthorZoe Gavriilidou
TitleTranslation, cultural adaptation and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the English version of “Strategy Inventory for Dictionary Use” (S.I.D.U)
AbstractThe present paper reports results regarding the adaptation in English of the Strategy Inventory for Dictionary Use (S.I.D.U.) and the preliminary psychometric evaluation of the English version. S.I.D.U is a 36-item self-report questionnaire for assessing dictionary use strategies specifying four main areas of interest: a) dictionary use awareness skills, b) strategies for dictionary selection and acquaintance with dictionary conventions, c) lemmatization strategies, and finally d) look-up strategies. The original scale was translated from Greek into English, back-translated and reviewed. Cross-cultural adaptation included the experts’ revision followed by its administration to 52 participants. Its internal consistency was .89. Similarly all four subscales showed good to excellent internal consistency (dictionary use awareness: α=.83, dictionary selection and acquaintance: α=.76, lemmatization: α=.86 and dictionary search: α=.78). Test-retest reliability ranged from fair to good for the total scale and its six-subscales
SessionResearch on Dictionary Use
KeywordsAssessment; validation; pedagogical Lexicography; strategic dictionary use; dictionary selection strategies; dictionary acquaintance strategies; lemmatization strategies; dictionary search
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-015,
author={Gavriilidou Zoe},
title={Translation, cultural adaptation and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the English version of “Strategy Inventory for Dictionary Use” (S.I.D.U) },
pages={225-235},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2014},
month={jul},
date={15-19},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},
isbn={978-88-88906-97-3},
}
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