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ERIC Number: EJ1066620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
On the Relationship between Multiple Intelligences and Language Proficiency
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v8 n2 p155-174 Sep 2008
The intent of the present study was to examine the strength of the relationship between language proficiency in English and the 9 types of intelligences. As such, the objectives of this study were three-folded. The primary objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between multiple intelligences and language proficiency among the Iranian Ph.D candidates who participated in Shiraz University Ph.D Entrance Exam. The second objective of the study was to explore whether one of the intelligence types or a combination of intelligences are predictors of language proficiency. Finally, the study aims at investigating the effect of sex on language proficiency and types of intelligences. To fulfill this objective, a 100-item language proficiency test and a 90-item multiple intelligences questionnaire were distributed among 278 male and female Iranians taking part in the Ph.D Entrance exam to Shiraz University. The data gathered were analyzed descriptively utilizing central tendency measures (mean and standard deviation). Moreover, the collected data were analyzed inferentially using correlation, regression analysis and independent t-test. The results indicated that there is not a significant relationship between language proficiency and the combination of intelligences in general and the types of intelligences in particular. Similarly, the results revealed no significant difference between male and female participants regarding language proficiency and types of intelligences. Moreover, none of the intelligence types was diagnosed as the predictor for language proficiency. The results of this investigation point to no significant relationship between multiple intelligences and English language proficiency in the Iranian context. Clearly, the results are local not universal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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