International Journal of English and Education, Volume (3), No (1), Year (2014-1) , Pages (1-14)

Title : ( The Role of Single-sex and Mixed-sex Context on Iranian Students' Willingness to communicate )

Authors: atefeh taheryan , Behzad Ghonsooly ,

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Willingness to communicate as the most immediate predictor of language use is claimed to be influenced by both individual and contextual variables. Given this, this study addresses the effect of single-sex and mixed-sex context on EFL students' inside the classroom and outside the classroom willingness to communicate (WTC). To conduct the study, WTC questionnaires were issued among three hundred students in private English language institutes; one hundred of whom (both males and females) were studying in the mixed-sex context, one hundred females, and one hundred males studying in a single-sex context. A 2 × 2 ANOVA was conducted to examine the effects of context and gender on the students' WTC. The results indicated that a) students studying in single-sex contexts enjoy higher amount of WTC both inside and outside the classroom b) males are more willing to communicate than females. Other findings and pedagogical implications of the study are discussed.

Keywords

, Willingness to communicate, single-sex context, mixed-sex context,
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@article{paperid:1040241,
author = {Taheryan, Atefeh and Ghonsooly, Behzad},
title = {The Role of Single-sex and Mixed-sex Context on Iranian Students' Willingness to communicate},
journal = {International Journal of English and Education},
year = {2014},
volume = {3},
number = {1},
month = {January},
issn = {2278-4012},
pages = {1--14},
numpages = {13},
keywords = {Willingness to communicate; single-sex context; mixed-sex context; gender},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T The Role of Single-sex and Mixed-sex Context on Iranian Students' Willingness to communicate
%A Taheryan, Atefeh
%A Ghonsooly, Behzad
%J International Journal of English and Education
%@ 2278-4012
%D 2014

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