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ERIC Number: EJ1172442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
Reflective Thinking, Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement of Iranian EFL Students
Asakereh, Ahmad; Yousofi, Nouroddin
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v7 n1 p68-89 Feb 2018
The present study investigated the relationship between reflective thinking, general self-efficacy, self-esteem and academic achievement of Iranian EFL students. To this end, 132 Iranian EFL students from three state universities were recruited. To collect the data, the participants completed four questionnaires, namely background information questionnaire, the reflective thinking skills questionnaire, the general self-efficacy scale and Rosenberg self-esteem scale. The results of two correlation matrixes revealed that there were statistically significant positive relationships between general self-efficacy, self-esteem and academic achievement of Iranian EFL students, while reflective thinking had no significant relationship with self-esteem, self-efficacy and academic achievement of the participants; in addition, no significant relationship between the components of reflective thinking and academic achievement of Iranian EFL students was observed. Moreover, the results of multiple regression analysis showed that between self-esteem and self-efficacy, the former was a stronger predictor of academic achievement of the Iranian EFL students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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