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ERIC Number: EJ1053013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Gender Differences in Attitudes towards Learning Oral Skills Using Technology
Harb, Jibrel; Abu Bakar, Nadzrah; Krish, Pramela
Education and Information Technologies, v19 n4 p805-816 Dec 2014
This paper reports a quantitative study on gender differences in attitudes when learning oral skills via technology. The study was conducted at Tafila Technical University, Jordan, with 70 female and 30 male students, to find out if female students are better and faster in learning a language than male. Specifically, it seeks to investigate differences in attitudes between females and males in terms of practicality, confidence and anxiety. The results of the study show that there were no significant differences between female and male students when comparing the pre- and post-test mean scores. Both genders establish the same levels of attitudes before and after undergoing this course, which suggests that the exposure to language learning using technology did not contribute to any significant gender inequality. The paired sample t-test results showed improved attitudes toward learning oral skills in both females and males. The study also indicates female and male improvement in the anxiety dimension showing that their initial strong apprehension toward this course was greatly reduced at the end of the course. In terms of confidence, female showed better enhanced confidence level than male at the end of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan