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The Use of the ENNI to Assess Narrative Abilities of Young Korean Children

  • Author / Creator
    Lee, Jung Yoon
  • The present research was a pilot study to determine the feasibility of using the Edmonton Narrative Norms Instrument (ENNI) to assess Korean children’s narrative abilities. In this study inclusion of Story Grammar (SG) units (i.e., total number and type) in Korean children’s narratives was examined. Participants comprised 60 typically developing Korean children aged 4, 5, and 6. Each child produced two stories from sets of pictures from the ENNI: a simple story (A1) and a complex story (A3). The results revealed that inclusion of SG units increased with age and showed significant linear trends for both the simple and complex stories. Additionally Korean children more frequently included core SG units than noncore SG units. These findings suggest that the ENNI has the potential to be adapted and used to assess Korean children’s narrative abilities.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3XX29
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Special education
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hayward, Denyse (Educational Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • George Buck (Educational Psychology)
    • Phyllis Schneider (Speech Pathology & Audiology)