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Moskovsky, Christo; Assulaimani, Turki; Racheva, Silvia; Harkins, Jean – Modern Language Journal, 2016
The research reported in this article explores the relationship between Dörnyei's (2005, 2009) Second Language Motivational Self System (L2MSS) and the L2 proficiency level of Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). Male and female participants (N = 360) responded to a questionnaire relating to the main components of L2MSS, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Al-Hoorie, Ali H. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper investigates the attitudinal/motivational predictors of second language (L2) academic achievement. Young adult learners of English as a foreign language (N = 311) completed several self-report measures and the Single-Target Implicit Association Test. Examination of the motivational profiles of high and low achievers revealed that…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Social Desirability, Predictor Variables
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Alqurashi, Fahad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study explored the English language needs of 156 Saudi fellowship doctors and students of medical majors who are enrolled at medical and training programs in Australian hospitals and universities. Data were collected via a questionnaire adopted from a previous study. Participants' responses showed the most frequently used language subskills…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Students
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Habbash, Manssour; Idapalapati, Srinivasa Rao – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
In view of the increasing concern among English language teachers dealing with students from Saudi Arabia, as it manifests in TESOL community discussions, about the uniqueness of Saudi Arabian EFL learners, this paper attempts to document the outcome of a study of their distinctiveness from the perspective of expatriate teachers working for PYPs…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Khan, Intakhab Alam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Teaching of English in Saudi Arabia (KSA) is on top priority these days. Linguists, researchers, pedagogues and teachers have different perceptions and views regarding the approaches/methods/techniques of teaching of English in EFL/ESL classrooms. In today's modern learning scenario, it is believed that appropriate utilization of sophisticated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Sidawi, Bhzad – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
Design is a social phenomenon and researchers suggest that negotiations and communications between designers are essential to initiate creativity. Within the design studio environment, a number of factors affect the healthy social interaction and design negotiations, such as the teaching style of tutors and the culture that governs a design studio…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Innovation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Alqunayeer, Huda Sulieman; Zamir, Sadia – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This research study analyzes the target needs of EFL female Saudi students to choose EFL as their specialization. The population of the research is the female students enrolled in Bachelors in English program, at the Department of English Language and Translation, Qassim University Saudi Arabia. Adapting the Hutchinson and Waters model of Needs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Case Studies, Needs Assessment
Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad; Qasem, Mamun Ali Naji; Bhat, Mehraj Ahmad – Online Submission, 2015
In this paper an attempt was made to analyze the effect of items direction (positive or negative) on the Alpha Cronbach reliability coefficient and the Split Half reliability coefficient in Likert scale. The descriptive survey research method was used for the study and sample of 510 undergraduate students were selected by used random sampling…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Test Reliability, Test Items, Undergraduate Students
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Hilal, Kholoud T.; Scott, Safiyyah; Maadad, Nina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Since 2006, Saudi Arabian politicians, economists and sociologists have had to consider the implications of their country's King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP). Because Saudi Arabia has certain religious traditions and economic practices that are sensitive, international scholars are examining from different perspectives the outcomes and…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Political Influences
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Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman – International Education Studies, 2015
The current study aims to understand digital citizenship, based on the assumptions of Ribble (2014), by examining factors affecting participation and involvement in the Internet virtual societies among higher education students. A quantitative approach using a survey questionnaire was implemented. The participants were 174 students from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, College Students
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Rawashdeh, Awni – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The aim this study was to examine the relationship between the perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived entertainment, attitude and the users' intention toward using the fourth-generation (4G) wireless mobile services. Data of this study were collected by survey with a cross sectional approach. The data were analyzed with factor…
Descriptors: Females, Information Technology, Adoption (Ideas), Factor Analysis
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Al-Madani, Feras Mohammed – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Effective communication between faculty members and students is one of the concerns of the educational stakeholders at the Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia. This study investigates the relationship between teachers' effective communication and students' academic achievement at the Northern Border University. The survey questionnaire…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Communication, Interpersonal Communication
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Alrazeeni, Daifallah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Background: Disasters led not only to the loss of life and destruction of public infrastructures, but also resulted in consequent healthcare delivery concerns. Disaster preparedness is considered one of the key steps in emergency management. EMS students had very scanty knowledge, attitude and practices about disaster preparedness and mitigation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters
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Alghazo, Sharif M. – International Education Studies, 2015
This paper explores EFL learners' beliefs about English pronunciation teaching and aims to provide insights into current teaching practices of English pronunciation at both college and university levels. To this end, the study sought to elicit the beliefs of a group of 71 third- and fourth-year EFL learners majoring in English at a university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Students, Student Attitudes
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Al Kuwaiti, Ahmed; Subbarayalu, Arun Vijay – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to examine the perceptions of students of health sciences on research training programs offered at Saudi universities. Design/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional survey design was adopted to capture the perceptions of health science students about research training programs offered at selected Saudi…
Descriptors: Health Education, Student Attitudes, Research Projects, Student Surveys
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