Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-7
Seyed Hossein Fazeli
Department of English Language Teaching, Abadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadan, Iran [email protected]
The current study aims to explore the prediction use of English language learning strategies based on personality traits among female university level learners of English language as a university major subject at Islamic Azad University in Iran. Four instruments were used, which were the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) of Rebecca L. Oxfords, A Background Questionnaire, the NEO-Five Factors Inventory (NEO-FFI), and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Two hundred and thirteen Iranian female students volunteered to participate in this research study. The intact classes were chosen. The obtained results in this study show that the Conscientiousness trait and the Extraversion trait best predicted the overall use of Memory strategies of the students, and the Openness to Experiences trait and the Conscientiousness trait best predicted the overall use of Cognitive strategies, Compensation strategies, Metacognitive strategies, Affective strategies, and Social strategies of the learners.
Keywords: English Language, Learning strategies, Personality trait, Female students, Islamic Azad University, Iran
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