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ERIC Number: ED454740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 34
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Extraversion/Introversion and Gender in Relation to the English Pronunciation Accuracy of Arabic Speaking College Students.
Hassan, Badran A.
The relationship between both extraversion/introversion and gender to the pronunciation accuracy of English as a foreign language was examined. Instruments for this study included a specifically developed introversion scale and an English language pronunciation accuracy test. Subjects were third-year English language specialists. It was found that: (1) extroversion/introversion positively correlated with English pronunciation accuracy among Arabic speaking Egyptian college students; (2) male students outperformed female students in their performance of the pronunciation accuracy test; (3) extroverted students were more accurate in their English language pronunciation than introverted ones. Overall, this study has provided further evidence relating extraversion/introversion to better language learning, because it was found to be a significant predictor of pronunciation accuracy in English. However, the small and unscientific sample limits the study's scope for generalization. Several data-rich tables are provided throughout the text. "English Pronunciation Accuracy Form" in English and Arabic is included in appendices, as is an "Extraversion/Introversion: Social Characteristics and Learning Preferences" matrix. (Contains 53 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt