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ERIC Number: EJ1078234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-23
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Relationship between Self-Confidence and Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language
Tunçel, Hayrettin
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n18 p2575-2589 Sep 2015
The purpose of this study is to identify whether there is a relationship between learning Turkish as a foreign language, and to what extent, if there is such a relationship. A screening model was used in this qualitative research study. Finding out the existence of a relationship between the subjects' self-confidence, and their success in learning Turkish as a foreign language was aimed without modifying or influencing them. Participants of the study included 53 students attending A1 level Turkish as a foreign language program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Two different tools including a "survey" and a "final exam" were used to collect data. The final exam results and the survey data were transferred into SPSS. All percentages, statistical comparisons, and ratings were figured out using the SPSS software. At the end of the study, it was concluded that subjects with higher self-confidence were more successful than the subjects with lower self-confidence, and self-confidence led to a more positive outcome in learning Turkish. It was also concluded that speaking more than one language had a positive effect on learning Turkish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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