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Title: Personality Traits as Predictors of the Social English Language Learning Strategies
Paper URL: www.ijobsms.in/v1s3p2.html
Author: Seyed Hossein Fazeli
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Institution: University of Mysore
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: The present study aims to find out the role of personality traits in the prediction use of the Social English Language Learning Strategies (SELLSs) for learners of English as a foreign language. Four instruments were used, which were Adapted Inventory for Social English Language Learning Strategies based on Social category of Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) of Rebecca L. Oxfords, 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 volunteer to participate in this research work. The intact classes were chosen. The results show that however, there is a significant relationship between four traits of personality and use of the SELLSs, but personality traits cannot be as a strong predictor to predict use of the SELLSs.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: India
Publication Info: International Journal Of Behavioral Social And Movement Sciences, Vol.01, July2012, Issue03
URL: www.ijobsms.in/v1s3p2.html


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