Exploring the Relationship between General Self-Confidence and Test Taking-Strategies among EFL Graduate Students at King Khalid University

2018
المجلد الخامس
العدد الاول
مجلة العلوم الإنسانية

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between general self-confidence and test-taking strategies among EFL graduate students at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia. The sample consists of (75) MA students (20 males and 55 females). Data have been collected through a questionnaire developed for this purpose. The results indicate that the majority of students have a high level of general self-confidence and the majority of them also frequently use test-taking strategies. Additionally, the results show that there is no significant difference between male and female students in general self-confidence and the use of test-taking strategies. Furthermore, it has been found that there is a significant correlation between general self-confidence and the use of test-taking strategies. The study concludes with some practical suggestions such as providing guidance and training to students on the efficient use of test- taking strategies through open forums, workshops, and seminars. Also, it is necessary to involve students in collaborative learning activities and extracurricular activities provided by the university through establishing a partnership with the community which plays a crucial role in building self-confidence.

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