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The Effect of Locus of Control Training on EFL Students’ Reading Comprehension

Nejabati, Najva
Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
Abstract :
The present study examined the effect of locus of control training on EFL students´ reading 
comprehension. Upper intermediate undergraduate EFL learners (N=24) were assigned to 
experimental and control groups. The experimental group received training on locus of 
control attribute and how to use locus of control construct on their reading comprehension in 
a month, 8 sessions and 16 hours, while control group did not received any instruction. Two 
parallel multiple- choice TOEFL reading tests were used to measure the effects of 
self-regulated learning strategy training. The results of independent sample t-test suggested 
that experimental group performed significantly better on posttest administration of the 
reading test. 
Keywords :
locus of control, attribution, reading comprehension, EFL Students, Attributional style, Social learning theory, Reinforcement, Expectancy

Date Deposited : 28 Apr 2014 10:43

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Volume 2, Number 1, - 2014 , ISSN 2325-0887

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