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ERIC Number: EJ1100391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Reciprocal Teaching and Emotional Intelligence: A Study of Iranian EFL Learners' Reading Comprehension
Izadi, Mehri; Nowrouzi, Hossein
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v16 n1 p133-147 Apr 2016
The present study aimed at exploring the effect of reciprocal reading strategies instruction on reading comprehension of EFL learners. Emotional intelligence, another variable of interest, was assessed to indicate whether it plays a role in learners' comprehension. In a pre- and post-test study, forty-two learners went through a reciprocal reading strategy instruction. High and low level readers' performances at two levels of emotional intelligence, high and low, were compared. Results of data analysis showed that (i) all learners outperformed in their post-test performances except low level readers in high emotional intelligent group, (ii) reciprocal instruction significantly improved learners' reading comprehension, and (iii) emotional intelligence did not reveal meaningful correlation with reciprocal strategy instruction as far as learners' reading comprehension was concerned.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International English Language Testing System
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