On the Viable Link between Reading Attitudes and Self-Efficacy: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners

On the Viable Link between Reading Attitudes and Self-Efficacy: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners

Najafi Sarem, S., & Sardari, S. (2017)
 
Abstract:
This study aimed at exploring the relationship between EFL learner's self-efficacy and reading attitudes; also, the role of gender in reading attitudes and the difference between the self-efficacy of male and female participants were investigated. A group of twenty MA students of English Language Teaching from Azad University of Hamedan took part in the present study. Quantitative data were collected through two questionnaires of self-efficacy and reading attitudes. The results of the statistical analyses indicated that there was a meaningful relationship between reading attitudes and self-efficacy of Iranian EFL learners. In addition, gender had no role in reading attitudes and there was no difference between the self-efficacy of male and female participants of the study.