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Title: The Relationship Between the Extraversion Trait and Use of the English Language Learning Strategies
Paper URL: http://www.indjst.org/archive/Apr-12/26_Fazeli.pdf
Author: Seyed Hossein Fazeli
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Institution: University of Mysore
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: The present study aims to find out the relationship between the Extraversion trait and use of the English Language Learning Strategies (ELLSs) for learners of English as a foreign language. Four instruments were used, which were Persian adapted Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), a Background Questionnaire, NEO-Five Factors Inventory (NEO-FFI), and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Two hundred and thirteen Iranian female university level learners of English language as a university major in Iran were the volunteer to participate in this research work. The intact classes were chosen. The results show that there is a significant relationship between the Extraversion trait and use of the each of three of the six categories of ELLSs (Memory Strategies, Meta-cognitive Strategies, and Social Strategies).
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: India
Publication Info: Indian Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 5 No. 4 (Apr 2012) ISSN: 0974- 6846
URL: http://www.indjst.org/archive/Apr-12/26_Fazeli.pdf


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