master's thesis
Learners’ Attitudes towards Error Correction in EFL writing

Ivana Rotim (2015)
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Metadata
TitleLearners’ Attitudes towards Error Correction in EFL writing
AuthorIvana Rotim
Mentor(s)Višnja Pavičić Takač (thesis advisor)
Abstract
In education, corrective feedback is viewed as crucial for motivating learners and helping their learning. A growing body of research on corrective feedback in EFL points to its importance for the process of language acquisition. This paper presents the results of a survey of 100 high-school EFL writers’ perceptions about error correction. The aim is to investigate learners’ attitudes towards error correction in EFL writing classes in relation to the subjects’ gender and proficiency. The responses show that EFL learners generally have a positive attitude towards error correction. Learners believe that, in order to improve writing skill, it is necessary to receive teacher’s correction of their written work. Furthermore, significantly more female learners show higher preference for error correction. Finally, more proficient learners have a more positive attitude towards error correction.
Parallel title (Croatian)Stavovi učenika engleskoga kao stranoga jezika prema ispravljanju pogrešaka u pisanome izražavanju
Committee MembersVišnja Pavičić Takač (committee member)
Draženka Molnar (committee member)
Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (committee member)
GranterJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Pedagogy
Didactics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeCroatian Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Research Studies
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. croat.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-10-15
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
U obrazovanju, povratna informacija nastavnika o uspješnosti učenika važna je za podizanje učeničke motivacije i pomoć pri učenju. Mnogobrojna istraživanja o povratnim informacijama o uspješnosti učenika u odnosu na učenje engleskog kao stranog jezika ukazuje na njihovu važnost u procesu ovladavanja jezikom. Ovaj rad predstavlja rezultate istraživanja na uzorku od 100 srednjoškolskih učenika i njihove percepcije kada je riječ o ispravljanju pogrešaka. Svrha je ovog rada istražiti stavove učenika prema ispravljanju pogrešaka na satovima pisanog izražavanja u odnosu na spol i poznavanje engleskog kao stranog jezika. Rezultati pokazuju da učenici engleskog kao stranog jezika imaju pozitivan stav prema ispravku pogrešaka. Učenici smatraju da je za poboljšanje vještine pisanja nužno od nastavnika dobiti ispravak pogrešaka vlastitog pisanog rada. Nadalje, rezultati ukazuju na statistički značajne razlike između učenica i učenika, pri čemu učenice daju veću prednost ispravljanju pogrešaka nego dječaci. Konačno, statistički značajne razlike postoje i između uspješnijih i manje uspješnih učenika, pri čemu učenici koji bolje vladaju engleskim jezikom imaju pozitivniji stav prema ispravku pogrešaka od učenika koji slabije vladaju engleskim jezikom.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)corrective feedback error correction attitudes EFL povratna reakcija na pogreške ispravljanje pogrešaka stavovi engleski kao strani jezik
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:240120
CommitterBernardica Plašćak