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Published: 31 August 2022

The Influence of Horoscopes on Turkish EFL Students’ Willingness to Communicate

Feyza Nur Ekizer

Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

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10.31014/aior.1993.05.03.549

Pages: 334-354

Keywords: Willingness to Communicate, Self-Perceived Communicative Competence, Horoscopes, English Language Learning

Abstract

It is a fact that personal features and qualities play a crucial role in determining learners' success or failure in their attempt to learn foreign languages. It was these factors that lit a bulb in the mind and opened a path to set off to find out how these features affected the learners’ communication eagerness in L2. The main aim of the current study is to explore the relevance between the learners’ horoscopes and their willingness to communicate utilizing a mixed-method research design. Willingness to communicate (WTC) and Self-perceived communicative competence (SPCC) surveys have been conducted for the quantitative section and a semi-structured interview with an in-depth content analysis for the qualitative part. Interestingly, no significant affect of horoscopes on students’ willingness to communicate was found out, however, the interviews elaborated to some extent that among the 5 other stated horoscopes, Leos were more willing to communicate with their friends, with their classmates and with strangers.

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