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ERIC Number: EJ1138277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
EFL Students' Attitudes toward Learning English Language: The Case Study of Kashan University Students
Eshghinejad, Shahrzad
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1236434 2016
Attitude is considered as an essential factor influencing language performance and received considerable attention from both first and second language researchers. Al-Mamun, Rahman, Rahman, and Hossaim argue that attitude is the feeling people have about their own language. Thus, attitude to language is a construct that explains linguistic behavior in particular. This study aimed at investigating attitude of male and female English as a foreign language (EFL) learners of Kashan University toward English language learning in terms of the behavioral, cognitive, and emotional aspects. To this end, a questionnaire survey administered upon a total of 30 randomly selected samples. Results of qualitative and quantitative data analysis showed a positive attitude toward English learning in three aspects of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional. In addition, there were statistically significant attitudinal differences between the two groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran