‘The Relationship between Personality Traits and Metacognitive Listening Strategies among Iranian EFL Learners’ by Farid Ghaemi & Farzaneh Sabokrouh

Abstract: Language learning was varied depending on individual characteristics and variations of language learning outcomes was attributed to learner characteristics. On the other hand, when we studied the recent research on second or foreign listening instruction, most of them had emphasized the need for assessing the effectiveness of metacognitive strategy training in order to improve second language listening comprehension. According to this goal, the research objective was to investigate the relationships of personality traits with metacognitive awareness of listening strategies among Iranian adult learners of English utilizing the NEO PI-R and the SILL. 80 participants were students studying English in one of the institutes in drawn from four intact classes. The instruments were used including background questionnaire, general English proficiency test; metacognitive awareness listening questionnaire consists of 21 randomly ordered items related to L2 listening comprehension and the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised developed by Costa and McCrae (1992). The analysis of the data sources from the NEO PI-R, the Metacogntive Awareness Listening provided the framework for the discussion on the correlations of each of the five domains and the 30 facets of the FFM and the metacognitive groups. NEO Personality Inventory-Revised questionnaire and Metacognitive Awareness Listening Questionnaire (MALQ) were administered to see whether there was any correlation between the students’ use of metacognitive listening strategies and five domains of personality traits. The results displayed that there were relationships among variables but some subscales were related and some other was to some extent, related.

Index Items: Listening Comprehension, Metacognitive Strategies, Personality Traits

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