Exploring Thai EFL University Students’ Growth Language Mindsets: The Beliefs About the Role of Talent and Effort
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- Growth mindset; Language mindset; English language teacher; Higher education; General education
This research aims to explore language mindsets of Thai English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and to examine whether there is a significant difference in terms of age and year of study. Language Mindset Inventory (LMI) developed by Lou and Noel (2017) which consists of 18 five-Likert scale items divided into three categories i.e., general language intelligence beliefs (GLB), second language aptitude beliefs (L2B), and age sensitivity beliefs (ASB), was used to collect the data. Participants are 160 Thai EFL students from various year of study and universities who were enrolling in general English courses. The results show that Thai EFL university students have mixed language mindset (M = 3.09, SD =.51) of all three categories, namely GLB (M = 3.20, SD =.54), L2B (M = 2.94, SD =.43), and ASB (M = 3.14, SD =.53). One-way ANOVA results show that there is no significant difference between language mindset and age, as well as year of study. That means, Thai EFL university students’ generally have various beliefs about the role of talent and effort in their language learning abilities. Giving the benefits of growth mindset in long-term language learning, it is important to develop a learning approach that promotes growth mindset in English language learning.
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TY - CONF AU - Chayachon Chuanon AU - Ariyabhorn Kuroda AU - Panadda Yuankrathok PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/22 TI - Exploring Thai EFL University Students’ Growth Language Mindsets: The Beliefs About the Role of Talent and Effort BT - Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 566 EP - 570 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.142 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.142 ID - Chuanon2021 ER -