The Relationship between EFL Learners' Language Learning Attitudes and Language Learning Strategies

Mohammad Jafar Jabbari, Negar Golkar

Abstract


Language learning strategies and learners' attitude are two widely acknowledged elements contributing to students' successful learning. In this study, the researchers sought to provide insights into language learning strategies and learners' attitude and to investigate the probable relationship between EFL learners' attitude and language learning strategies. To do so, a quantitative approach was adopted. Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) and Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) were utilized to collect data. Through stratified sampling, 100 EFL students studying English at Yasouj University, Iran, were randomly selected to fill out the questionnaires. The SPSS package was used to analyze the data. In particular, descriptive statistics, correlational statistics and multivariate analysis of variances were used to analyze the research questions. The findings of the study showed that EFL learners with positive attitude are mainly better users of language learning strategies.

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v6i3.5837

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