The Relationship between Advanced EFL Learners' Writing Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Their Writing Performance: A Case of Iranian Students
Mehdizadeh, M., Lak, M., & Modaberi, A. (2018).
Self-efficacy is defined as the belief in one’s capabilities to carry out, organize and perform a task successfully. The learners with high self-efficacy feel confident about finding the solution to a problem. The present study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between writing self-efficacy belief and writing ability of Iranian advanced EFL learners. In order to conduct the research, out of a total number of 150 EFL learners of nine different English institute in Tehran, aged between 21 -32, 100 learners both male and female with the same level of language proficiency were chosen as results of Nelson test. The required data for this study came from one writing self-efficacy belief questionnaire and one writing test. In order to analyze the raw data of the research, descriptive statistics followed by Pearson correlations were run to answer the research question. The findings showed that there were statistically significant relationships between the writing self-efficacy belief of Iranian EFL learners and their writing performance at advanced level and the null hypothesis was rejected. The findings of the present study may be beneficial to language learners and teachers in Iranian EFL setting, language educators and material developers.