The Effect of Self-efficacy on Intermediate EFL Learner’s Reading Comprehension Improvement: Evidence from Iranian English Learners
Communication and Linguistics Studies
Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 74-79
Received: Jul. 26, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 9, 2019; Published: Dec. 19, 2019
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Mohammad Javad Tandiseh, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Arak University, Arak, Iran; Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Masood Baqeri, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Arak University, Arak, Iran; Science and Research Branch of Bushehr, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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This study was an attempt to examine the effect of self-efficacy on Iranian EFL learners’ reading comprehension. Reading comprehension plays a significant role in educational success. In spite of its importance, students still have difficulties in understanding texts. One solution to the problem of poor reading comprehension is the learning of reading strategies. The current study examined the effect of summarizing strategy on reading comprehension of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Pretest-posttest design was employed to scrutinize the possible improvements of two classes of intermediate English learners (one experimental and one control group) as reading comprehension was concerned. Two groups were exposed to the same reading test as the pre and the post-test, however, only the experimental groups received the special treatment regarding to promote their self-efficacy. After the application of the study’s treatment, data analysis process initiated which indicated that experimental groups who received treatment had a better performance than the control group on the final reading test. In addition, the findings suggested that self-efficacy were same in male and female participants. The findings of the study indicated that summarizing strategy has a significant effect on learners’ reading comprehension. Generally, the findings imply that self-efficacy can positively affect the reading comprehension ability of the intermediate EFL learners.
Keywords
Self-efficacy, Reading Comprehension, EFL Learner
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Mohammad Javad Tandiseh, Masood Baqeri, The Effect of Self-efficacy on Intermediate EFL Learner’s Reading Comprehension Improvement: Evidence from Iranian English Learners, Communication and Linguistics Studies. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2019, pp. 74-79. doi: 10.11648/j.cls.20190504.11
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