Video Segment Comprehension Strategies: Male and Female University Students

Lu-Fang Lin


The purposes of the study were first to investigate the most and the least frequently employed strategies by English learners to understand video segments. Second, the study was to examine whether there are significant variation between both genders’ strategy usage. The researcher designed a video comprehension strategy questionnaire including cognitive, compensation, and memory categories. Totally, 168 Taiwanese university participants completed the questionnaire. The quantitative results demonstrate that there were no significant differences between males and females’ strategy use in the compensation strategy category. Regarding the memory strategy category, males relied more on their personal life experience, world knowledge and domain knowledge to comprehend video segments more than females. Females significantly preferred to remember the scene with Chinese. Regarding the cognitive strategy category, females tended to duplicate a series of sounds pronounced by speakers and understand the details more frequently than males. Instructional recommendations were presented for effective video comprehension instruction.


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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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