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Basöz, Tutku; Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This study aims to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' perceptions of the factors influencing their in-class willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Having been selected through criterion sampling method, the participants consisted of 32 undergraduate EFL learners who took the English course at Balikesir University in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
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Sel?uk, Özge; Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Getting to understand patterns and causes of motivational changes experienced by language learners while studying a foreign language can be of significant value. This paper aims to explore patterns of such fluctuations at the tertiary level. Through a dynamic systems perspective, this study employed Retrodictive Qualitative Modelling to generate…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Group Dynamics, Qualitative Research, Predictor Variables
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Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This study aims to explore the construct structure of the Turkish version of the "Myself-As-A-Learner Scale" ("MALS"), which was designed to measure academic self-concept. A translated version of MALS was administered to 483 participants (mean age = 14.31, SD = 2.08) in six different cities across Turkey. An exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept Measures, Self Concept, Program Validation
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Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
This study reports on findings from an investigation into the reasons for year 1 students from the English Language Teaching Department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey, for choosing teaching as a field of study and future career. A questionnaire comprising of open-ended questions was employed to decipher the reasons of 96…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, College Students, English (Second Language)