Autonomy, Critical Thinking and Listening Comprehension Ability of Iranian EFL Learners

Atefeh Elekaei, Sajad Faramarzi, Hossein Heidari Tabrizi


The present study was conducted in order to identify the relationship among autonomy, critical thinking ability and listening comprehension ability of Iranian EFL learners. 114 male and female learners learning English as a foreign language participated in the present study. The obtained data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and One-Way ANOVA. The results of the present study indicated that there was a significant positive relationship between autonomy and critical thinking ability of learners. Moreover, the results of One-Way ANOVA revealed that learners with high autonomy level had the best listening comprehension ability. Furthermore, learners with high critical thinking ability had high listening comprehension ability.



Autonomy, critical thinking ability, listening comprehension ability, Iranian EFL learners

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