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The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Writing Strategies, and Gender among Iranian EFL Students [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 282-298 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.02419

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Writing Strategies, and Gender among Iranian EFL Students

Sedigheh Vahdat, Zohre Gooniband shooshtari, Somayeh Peiro
Department of English Langauge, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

learner-centered instruction is of high significance in EFL and the instructors should be aware of learnersí characteristics to adjust their teaching procedures to studentsí needs. Among the extensive range of individual differences intervening in the language learning process, emotional intelligence (EI) and learning strategies, namely, affective and social-cognitive factors have received remarkable attention. The present study explored the nexus between emotional intelligence and using writing strategies among Iranian EFL students and the impact of gender in the learnersí level of EI and using these strategies. To this end, 60 third and fourth-year English translation and English literature students from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz were selected through convenience sampling procedure and their level of emotional intelligence and using writing strategies were assessed via Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence (SSREI), Self-Assessment of English Writing Skills and the scale of Writing Strategies (ESLP 82). The results of Pearson Correlation analysis and independent-sample t-test suggested that those EFL learners with higher level of emotional intelligence turned to be more successful in using language writing strategies. In addition, female EFL students were found to be emotionally more intelligent and resort to writing strategies more frequently.

Keywords: Iranian EFL students, individual differences, emotional intelligence, writing strategies, Gender differences

Sedigheh Vahdat, Zohre Gooniband shooshtari, Somayeh Peiro. The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Writing Strategies, and Gender among Iranian EFL Students. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 282-298

Corresponding Author: Sedigheh Vahdat, Iran
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