YOUNG STUDENTS' SUCCESS AND FAILURE ATTRIBUTIONS IN LANGUAGE LEARNING


Sahinkarakas S.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, cilt.39, ss.879-885, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2224/sbp.2011.39.7.879
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.879-885

Özet

The factors that affect young students' successes and failures in learning a foreign language with specific focus on the role of perceived causal attributions were examined. The content of self-assessment papers of 52 young learners studying English was analyzed to investigate the students' success and failure attributions. It was found that both attributions were linked mostly to internal and unstable factors, with listening to the teacher and doing homework being the most significant. The results highlight the importance of language teachers' awareness of their students' attributions.