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ERIC Number: ED507172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May-1
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Personality Theory and TESOL
Al Shalabi, M. Fadi; Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali
Online Submission, Journal on Educational Psychology, v3 n1 p14-22 May-Jul 2009
In this paper, it is argued, based on evidence from psychological literature, that there are three major approaches to the study of personality, namely (1) situationism, (2) interactionism, and (3) constructivism. It is also noticed that these approaches have resulted in the emergence of three major types of personality theories: (i) type theories, (ii) trait theories, and (iii) factor theories. In connection to TESOL, it is argued that extroversion/introversion and risk-taking are the most important personality factors. It is also argued that such personality factors as tolerance of ambiguity, empathy, self-esteem, inhibition, and intelligence have also been addressed by TESOL research, but that the two most important factors are extroversion/introversion and risk-taking. ["Journal on Educational Psychology" is published by i-manager.]
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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