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ERIC Number: EJ1101193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Ambiguity Tolerance and Perceptual Learning Styles of Chinese EFL Learners
Li, Haishan; He, Qingshun
English Language Teaching, v9 n6 p213-222 2016
Ambiguity tolerance and perceptual learning styles are the two influential elements showing individual differences in EFL learning. This research is intended to explore the relationship between Chinese EFL learners' ambiguity tolerance and their preferred perceptual learning styles. The findings include (1) the learners are sensitive to English ambiguities and are more reliable on the tactile and kinesthetic learning styles than on visual and auditory styles, (2) most Chinese EFL learners have more than one learning style preferences, (3) significant gender difference exists in ambiguity tolerance, but not in perceptual learning style preferences, and (4) the four perceptual learning styles are significantly correlated with ambiguity tolerance and the auditory learning style would exert more influence on ambiguity tolerance than the visual, tactile and kinesthetic learning styles.
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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