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ERIC Number: EJ1034270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
Examining the Predictive Power of Autonomy and Self-Evaluation on High School Students' Language Achievement
Yuksel, Ismail; Toker, Yalcin
International Journal of Learning and Change, v7 n1-2 p126-140 2013
This study aims to determine language learners' autonomy, self-evaluation levels and to examine the predictive power of these two variables on language achievement. The study was designed as mixed method design and was conducted with 108 high school students. Data were collected through an autonomy scale, a self-evaluation scale, schools record on language achievement and an open-ended questionnaire. The data were analysed through descriptive statistics, independent groups t-test, one way analysis of variance (ANOVA), simple correlation and regression analysis techniques. The results indicated that gender and school grade level made significant change in participants' autonomy, self-evaluation and achievement level. Results highlighted that as class level decreased students' self-evaluation scores increased. The regression results showed that autonomy, self-evaluation was, taken together, significantly associated with language achievement. The qualitative analyses indicated that students with high achievement scores regarded watching movies with subtitles and listening to songs as the most effective ways of learning English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey