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IJAL 2018, 21(2): 89-131 Back to browse issues page
A Model of Iranian EFL Learners' Cultural Identity: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Mohammad Khatib, Fattaneh Abbasi Talabari
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This study aimed, firstly, to investigate the underlying components of Iranian cultural identity and, secondly, to confirm the aforementioned components via Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis. In order to achieve these goals, the researchers reviewed the extensive local and international literature on language, culture and identity. Based on the literature and consultations with a group of 30 university undergraduate and post graduate learners English language learners and a cadre of four university professors in the field of sociology, an Iranian EFL Language Learners’ Cultural Identity Model with six components (Nationality, Religion, Arts, Persian Language and Literature, Media, and Globalization) was hypothesized. In order to test and validate the model, a questionnaire was developed. To probe the reliability of the questionnaire, Cronbach’s Alpha was used. The reliability of all the items in the questionnaire was 0.78. To estimate the construct validity of the model, Exploratory Factor Analysis using PCA was performed, which indicated five components (Religion, Arts, Persian Language and Literature, Media, and Globalization) underlying Iranian Cultural Identity. Then, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis through AMOS 22 was performed to test the model and the interaction among the components. The SEM results confirmed the existence of five factors. Finally, statistical results are discussed and implications are provided.
Keywords: Iranian cultural identity, Identity, Culture
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/23 | Accepted: 2018/07/22 | Published: 2018/08/11
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Khatib M, Abbasi Talabari F. A Model of Iranian EFL Learners' Cultural Identity: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. IJAL. 2018; 21 (2) :89-131
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