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The Exploration of the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Strategy Use in a Turkish Context
Curr Res Educ (2016) 2(3), 186-198
The aim of this study is to determine a) the reported level of self-efficacy that Turkish university EFL students hold, b) preferred language learning strategies, and c) how these concepts are related to each other in the Turkish context. The data were collected at Cumhuriyet University, School of Foreign Languages, with the participation of 150 students by using a questionnaire. In the data analysis part, first, descriptive statistics were used to identify learners’ self-efficacy beliefs and their strategy use. As to the relationship between the learners’ self-efficacy level and their strategy use, correlation coefficients were used and the findings showed that these two concepts were significantly related to each other. The resulting information may be helpful for language pedagogy in Turkey to explicitly integrate strategy instruction and address the motivational aspect of language learning for the purpose of developing a sense of competence or efficacy.
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