Is Iranian University Students’ Computer Self-efficacy a Strong Contributor to Learning Anxiety? A Mixed-methods Investigation

Afsheen Rezai; Ehsan Namaziandost

Volume 5, Issue 19 , October 2022, , Pages 27-40

  The contributions of computer self-efficacy (CSE) to university students’ learning anxiety (LA) in online classes (OCs) has largely remained unexplored in the higher education context of Iran. Thus, this mixed-methods study aims to inspect the correlation between Iranian university students’ ...  Read More

Short-Block Instruction Versus Long-Block Instruction: Impact on Reading Motivation and Reading Attitude

Ehsan Namaziandost; Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani; Goodarz Shakibaei

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, , Pages 61-74

  The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of 2 modes of instruction (Short-block versus Long-block) on Iranian EFL learners' reading motivation and reading attitude. For this study, 60 pre-intermediate level students who were studying in an English language institute in Ahvaz were selected. ...  Read More

The Impact of Cultural Familiarity on Vocabulary Learning through Reading among Iranian Upper-intermediate Male and Female EFL Learners

Ehsan Namaziandost; Sajad Shafiee; Fariba Rahimi Esfahani

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, , Pages 53-64

  This study attempted to investigate the effects of cultural background knowledge on vocabulary learning through reading culturally oriented texts. The study was conducted with 150 upper-intermediate male (n = 75) and female (n = 75) EFL students. The participants of each gender were randomly assigned ...  Read More