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ERIC Number: EJ1125143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
An Investigation of Undergraduate Students' Beliefs about Autonomous Language Learning
Orawiwatnakul, Wiwat; Wichadee, Saovapa
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n1 p117-132 Jan 2017
The concept of learner autonomy is now playing an important role in the language learning field. An emphasis is put on the new form of learning which enables learners to direct their own learning. This study aimed to examine how undergraduate students believed about autonomous language learning in a university setting and to find out whether some factors were related to their beliefs. A 5-point Likert scale questionnaire was employed to gather data from the first-year students taking a fundamental English course in a private university. The findings revealed that on average, students had a high level of beliefs about autonomous language learning while language learning behaviors outside the class were at a moderate level. The relationships were found between beliefs of autonomous language learning and all factors comprising English proficiency, gender, attitudes towards studying English, and language learning behaviors outside the class. The findings highlight the need for increasing learning environments where responsibilities are shared between teachers and students.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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