Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Page: 132-138
Internet Self-Efficacy in Writing Processes Task Performance
Amin Shahini, Department of Languages and Literature, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Majid Nemati, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Received: May 17, 2015;       Accepted: May 26, 2015;       Published: Jun. 8, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20150403.16      View  3916      Downloads  118
Abstract
This paper investigates the impact of Internet Self-Efficacy on the process writing performance of EFL learners in two online environment—wiki and email. Forty male and female sophomores and juniors who were sitting a course on process writing participated in this study. The participants were randomly assigned to the wiki and email modules. The teacher required the wiki participants to write and post about given topics on the wiki and as for the email module the participants had to send their writing samples through email. In both modules, the participants were given feedback by the teacher in the email module and by the teacher and peers in the wiki. Each session each writing sample was rated by a writing process rating scale (Maftoon & Akef, 2010). Meanwhile, an Internet Self-Efficacy Measure was also administered to both groups. Results indicated that there were positive and significant correlations between the stages of process writing and Internet self-efficacy. Discussions, suggestions, and implications for research and practice are proposed.
Keywords
Internet Self-Efficacy, Wiki, Email, Writing
To cite this article
Amin Shahini, Majid Nemati, Internet Self-Efficacy in Writing Processes Task Performance, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 132-138. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150403.16
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Dr Amin Shahini received his PhD in TEFL from Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch. He received his MA and BA from the University of Tehran. He is currently a faculty member at Imam Sadigh University. His area of interest is CALL and Discourse Analysis and has published some articles in this regard in national and international journals.
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Dr Majid Nemati received his PhD in applied Linguistics. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tehran. His area of interest includes applied linguistics, writing, ESP and first language acquisition. He has published a number of articles both in national and international journals and has given lectures in a number of local and international conferences.
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