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The Use of different english language learning strategies by iranian female university level learners of english language as a university major based on personality traits + ph.d. thesis of seyed hossein fazeli

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The Use of Different English Language Learning Strategies by Iranian Female University Level Learners of English Language as a University Major Based on Personality Traits + Ph.D. thesis of seyed hossein fazeli

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  • 1. The Use of Different English Language Learning Strategies by IranianFemale University Level Learners of English Language as a University Major Based on Personality Traits Seyed Hossein Fazeli Email: fazeli78@yahoo.com University of Mysore Abstract of Ph.D. Thesis This study began with the premise that there was a relationship between personality traitsand second/foreign language acquisition. In such way, the researcher aimed to explore therelationship between personality traits and Language Learning Strategies (LLSs) of the Iranianfemale university level learners of English language as a university major with examine what thisrelationship has for teaching of EFL in Iran. After review the issues of terminology, definition, and classification of both LLSs andpersonality traits, the theoretical underpinnings of their concepts were discussed. In order to investigate this relationship, 213 participants as representative sample of theEFL population was chosen. The participants, were female university level learners of Englishlanguage as a university major, who study in third year of B.A. degree. Data was collected using Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as aproficiency test, and three questionnaires namely Strategy Inventory for Language Learning(SILL), NEO-Five Factors Inventory (NEO-FFI), and A Background Questionnaire, betweenSeptember 2010 and November 2010 in Iran. Four statistical tests were used to measure therelationship between personality traits and LLSs: Statistical Descriptive, Pearson Correlation,Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Multiple Regression Analysis. The results of this study revealed significant relationships between personality traits andLLSs in some cases. The results also indicated that some traits of personality could predicate thechoice and use of LLSs. This thesis concluded by bringing together the key results and suggestions for furtherresearch.