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IJAL 2014, 17(1): 25-48 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Self-assessment on EFL Learners’ Goal Orientation
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This paper reports on a study that investigated the effect of self-assessment on a group of English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students’ goal orientation. To this end, 57 EFL students participated in a seven-week course. The participants were divided into an experimental and a control group. At the beginning and at end of the semester, both groups completed a goal-orientation questionnaire. However, the participants in the experimental group completed a bi­-weekly self-assessment questionnaire throughout the semester as well. The data were analyzed using a Multivariate Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA). The findings revealed that the students’ learning goal orientation improved significantly in the experimental group. This suggests that practicing self-assessment on a formative basis boosts EFL students’ leaning goal orientation.
Keywords: Self-assessment, Goal orientation, EFL
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Type of Study: Research |
Accepted: 2017/10/13 | Published: 2017/10/13

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