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LINGUIST List 23.2800

Thu Jun 21 2012

Diss: Psycholing: Fazeli: 'The Use of Different English Language Learning Strategies by Iranian Female University Level Learners ...'

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Jun-2012
From: Seyed Hossein Fazeli <fazeli78yahoo.com>
Subject: The Use of Different English Language Learning Strategies by Iranian Female University Level Learners of English Language as a University Major Based on Personality Traits
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Institution: University of Mysore
Program: PhD Program
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2012

Author: Seyed Hossein Fazeli

Dissertation Title: The Use of Different English Language Learning Strategies by Iranian Female University Level Learners of English Language as a University Major Based on Personality Traits

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Dissertation Director:
Dr. B.K. Ravindranath

Dissertation Abstract:

This study began with the premise that there was a relationship between
personality traits and second/foreign language acquisition. In such way,
the researcher aimed to explore the relationship between personality traits
and Language Learning Strategies (LLSs) of the Iranian female university
level learners of English language as a university major with examine what
this relationship has for teaching of EFL in Iran.

After review the issues of terminology, definition, and classification of
both LLSs and personality traits, the theoretical underpinnings of their
concepts were discussed.

In order to investigate this relationship, 213 participants as
representative sample of the EFL population was chosen. The participants,
were female university level learners of English language as a university
major, who study in third year of B.A. degree.

Data was collected using Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as a
proficiency test, and three questionnaires namely Strategy Inventory for
Language Learning (SILL), NEO-Five Factors Inventory (NEO-FFI), and A
Background Questionnaire, between September 2010 and November 2010 in Iran.
Four statistical tests were used to measure the relationship between
personality traits and LLSs: Statistical Descriptive, Pearson Correlation,
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Multiple Regression Analysis.

The results of this study revealed significant relationships between
personality traits and LLSs in some cases. The results also indicated that
some traits of personality could predicate the choice and use of LLSs.

This thesis concluded by bringing together the key results and suggestions
for further research.



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