Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(8), pp. 1802 - 1808
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040809
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Extraversion and Female EFL Learners as Listeners: A Qualitative Investigation


Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir 1,*, Mehmet Takkaç 2
1 Faculty of Science and Letters, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, Ataturk University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study aims to investigate extraversion as a personality trait of female EFL learners as listeners. The study is based on qualitative research design. Five students, who were studying as freshman students at English Language Teaching Department of a public university in Turkey, are the participants of the study. All participants have been selected among freshman students of the department. Data which was collected with semi-structured interviews was transcribed verbatim by the researcher himself and then it was analysed with content analysis method. According to results of the study, extraversion is found to be a significant personality trait of female EFL learners as listeners. Besides, six sub-dimensions of extraversion were identified under two main categories. The study is expected to contribute the literature in terms of a detailed investigation of extraversion for female EFL learners as listeners.

KEYWORDS
EFL Listening, Female Language Learners, Extraversion, Big Five Factors

Cite this paper
Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir , Mehmet Takkaç . "Extraversion and Female EFL Learners as Listeners: A Qualitative Investigation." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.8 (2016) 1802 - 1808. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040809.