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ERIC Number: EJ1069064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
An Exploration of EFL Teachers' Attributions
Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghabanchi, Zargham
European Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n3 p378-391 2015
The present study investigated English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' attributions of success and failure. It also set out to investigate whether these attributions vary by teachers' age, teaching experience, gender and educational level. To do so, 200 EFL teachers were selected according to convenience sampling among EFL teachers teaching English in Language Institutes in Mashhad and Tehran, two cities in Iran. The participants completed the "language teacher attribution scale" measuring four attributions: "teaching competency" (TC), "teacher effort" (TE), "student effort" (SE) and "institution supervision" (IS). The present study yielded mixed results regarding English language teachers' attributions of success and failure events. It was also found that these attributions vary by their age, teaching experience and educational level, but not by gender. The discussion and implications of the research are further presented with reference to the earlier findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran; Iran (Tehran)
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