Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Page No. 660 - 666

Examining the Relationship Between Meta-Cognitive Beliefs and Self-Efficacy in EFL Female Students

Authors : Mohammad Saber Khaghaninejad and Sara Golchin Samadi

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between self-efficacy and meta-cognitive beliefs among female EFL students. Participants of this study were selected randomly from the pool of English students at Safir-e-Lian Institute, Shiraz, Iran. The 100 English learners were chosen whose proficiency level was upper intermediate based on the institutes standards and their ages ranged from 20-35. Two validated questionnaires, Meta-Cognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30) and self-efficacy scale have been used as the instruments of the study. This study was a correlational enquiry; pearson and multiple regression statistical measures were employed. The findings showed that there was a positive direct relationship between all components of meta-cognitive beliefs (i.e., attitudes about worry, cognitive confidence, controlling thoughts and cognitive self-consciousness) and self-efficacy in female EFL students. It was also found that among the five meta-cognitive aspects only “cognitive confidence” can be accounted as a predictor for self efficacy. Pedagogical implications are discussed in the conclusion section.

How to cite this article:

Mohammad Saber Khaghaninejad and Sara Golchin Samadi, 2016. Examining the Relationship Between Meta-Cognitive Beliefs and Self-Efficacy in EFL Female Students. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 660-666.

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