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Journal:   JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION   SPRING 2007 , Volume 37 , Number 1; Page(s) 21 To 37.
 
Paper: 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACHIEVEMENT AND ITS RELATION TO THE PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS

 
 
Author(s):  KASAEIAN Z., KASAEIAN NAHID
 
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Abstract: 

The aim of this study was to investigate reasons for the failure of exceptionally talented university students in achieving English language First and then to see if there is any relationship between this failure and personality characteristics of these students. For this aim two groups of talented and ordinary students. Were selected First their university enterance English grades were compared to find out which group did better. As expected, the talented students outperformed the other group. Then the final grades of the general English language course of the two groups of the students were compared to find out which group outperformed 111 English Achievement. Contrary to our expectations achievement of the subjects (Talented students) was lower than that of the control group (ordinary students). Then the tests of creativity Personality Intelligence, and questionnaires, including personal affairs were given to the subjects to find out if there was any relationship between low language achievement of the talented group and their personality traits. The results showed that language achievement correlated only with intelligence. It did not correlate with other factors such as creativity. Self-confidence Responsibility mental ability And willingness The reason for the lower achievement of the talented students Then could be seen as the use of inappropriate teaching methods and inadequacy of the educational decisions made by Esfahan University authorities. Some solutions have been proposed in this regard.

 
Keyword(s): LANGUAGE SKILLS, PERSONALITY, EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACHIEVEMENT
 
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