Üniversite Öğrencilerinin Epistemolojik ve Yabancı Dil Öğrenmeye İlişkin İnançları Arasındaki İlişkinin İncelenmesi
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ EPISTEMOLOGICAL AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING BELIEFS

Author : Mehmet Emin MUNİS
Number of pages : 2756-2785

Abstract

This study aimed to reveal whether there exists a relationship between epistemological and foreign language learning beliefs of university students in a Turkish university context. In this regard, with the participation of 157 male and 145 female freshmen studying at a public university the study was conducted. To collect data, the EBQ and the BALLI questionnaires were used. Frequencies, means and Pearson correlations were used to analyse the relationship between the participants’ epistemological and foreing language learning beliefs. The results revealed that university students had sophisticated epistemological beliefs in terms of learning depends on effort and learning depends on ability sub-dimensions of the EBQ, while they were uncertain about one single truth dimension. The study also revealed that the participants held various beliefs related to foreign language learning. There was a slight correlation between students’ epistemological and foreign language learning beliefs.

Keywords

Beliefs, Epistemological Beliefs, Foreign Language Learning Beliefs, Learning, Foreign Language Learning

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