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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Hassanzadeh, Tahereh – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The present study sought to investigate if an interactionist dynamic assessment differently affects the English vocabulary learning of Iranian EFL male and female learners with different cultural dimensions. Initially, 120 adult EFL intermediate learners were selected using convenience sampling from among 15 such classes. A cultural dimension…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Second Language Instruction
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Vahidnia, Fatemeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The teacher's pet phenomenon is generally regarded as a negative concept by both teachers and students as it violates the principle of fairness. A careful review of the existing literature reveals that the concept of 'teacher's pet' is taken for granted and therefore no inclusive definition has been provided. In response to this gap, the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Akbari, Hadi; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghapanchi, Zargham – Reading Psychology, 2019
The systematic study of second language (L2) reading motivation has been a more recent topic in L2 motivation literature. The purpose of the current study was to highlight the role of L2 reading attitudes in developing the construct of L2 reading motivation. Participants of the study included 192 Iranian EFL learners at B1 level of language…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Roshandel, Javad; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study explored English as a foreign language (EFL) students' motivation and self-efficacy. This is accomplished by incorporating the ten subfactors of L2 motivational self-system namely; criterion measures, ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self, family influence, instrumentality promotion, instrumentality prevention, attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Student Motivation
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Omidian, Taha; Shahriari, Hesamoddin; Ghonsooly, Behzad – TESOL Journal, 2017
Multi-word expressions play an important role in second language acquisition, comprehension, and production. Therefore, there is great need for a list of frequent, useful multi-word expressions in language teaching classrooms. Despite multiple attempts at defining multi-word sequences, researchers and teaching experts are divided over the nature…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Expressive Language, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Hassanzadeh, Tahereh; Samavarchi, Laila; Hamedi, Seyyedeh Mina – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
This study used a mixed-methods approach to investigate Iranian EFL learners' attitudes towards demotivating factors which may hinder their success in a language learning course. In the quantitative phase, a sample of 337 undergraduate students from universities in Mashhad, Yazd and Gonabad completed a 34-item questionnaire. They also completed…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Factor Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews, English (Second Language)
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Baygi, Ali Hosseini; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2017
Effective learners are cognizant of their own basic needs and abilities so as to maximize their capabilities, dispositions, as well as potentialities up to become self-actualized individuals. To delve into the process of university students' self-actualization, we strived to amalgamate this construct with two motivational-associated factors, i.e.,…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Self Actualization, Semi Structured Interviews
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Akbari, Hadi; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Shahriari, Hesamodin – SAGE Open, 2017
L2 reading attitude has been the subject of more recent studies in English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and many have attempted to define this construct and find its correlates such as gender and L1 and L2 proficiency level. This study builds on the previous studies and aims at highlighting the connection between L2 and L1 reading attitudes and…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Hassanpour, Masoumeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Nooghabi, Mehdi Jabbari; Shafiee, Mohammad Naser – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined the relationship between students' metacognitive awareness and willingness to read English medical texts. So, a model was proposed and tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) with R software. Participants included 98 medical students of two classes. One class was assigned as the control group and the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Medical Education, Intervention
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Khajavy, Gholam Hassan; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Fatemi, Azar Hosseini; Choi, Charles W. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2016
This study examined willingness to communicate (WTC) in English among Iranian EFL learners in the classroom context. For this purpose, a second language willingness to communicate (L2WTC) model based on WTC theory (MacIntyre, Clément, Dörnyei, and Noels, 1998) and empirical studies was proposed and tested using structural equation modeling (SEM).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Seyyedrezaie, Zari Sadat; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shahriari, Hesamoddin; Fatemi, Hazar Hosseini – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of writing process in Google Docs environment on Iranian EFL learners' writing performance. It also examined students' perceptions towards the effects of Google Docs and their perceived causes of success or failure in writing performance. In this regard, 48 EFL students were chosen based on their IELTs writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Achievement