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The Relationship between Locus of Control, Test Anxiety, and Religious Orientation among Iranian EFL Students  [PDF]
Mina Rastegar, Nahid Heidari
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2013.31009
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The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between locus of control (LOC), religious orientation (RO) and test anxiety (TA) among Iranian EFL learners. Furthermore, it scrutinized the role of gender on these variables. To achieve such goals, 100 Iranian EFL students (57 females, 43 males) studying English at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman participated in the study. These students were randomly selected from among junior and senior students majoring in English Translation and English Literature. In order to obtain the required data, three questionnaires were utilized: Rotters’s (1966) locus of control scale (LOCS) to measure participants’ level of LOC, Sarason’s (1975) test anxiety scale (TAS) to measure participants’ TA, and Allport and Ross’s (1967) Religious Orientation Scale (ROS) to determine participants’ intrinsic or extrinsic religious orientation. For analysis of data, the Pearson Product Moment Correlation and T-test were used. The results revealed that there was a significant negative relationship between ILOC and TA and a significant positive relationship between ELOC and TA. Furthermore, there was a significant positive relationship between ILOC and IRO and a significant positive relationship between ELOC and ERO. Also, there was a significant negative relationship between ILOC and TA, and a significant positive relationship between ELOC and TA. Finally, there were not any significant differences among males and females regarding ILOC, ELOC, TA, IRO, and ERO.

On the Relationship between EFL Teachers’ Job Satisfaction, Self-Efficacy, and Their Spiritual Sense of Well-Being  [PDF]
Mina Rastegar, Sholeh Moradi
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2016.61001
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among Iranian EFL teachers’ job satisfaction, self-efficacy, and their spiritual well-being. For this purpose, Job Satisfaction Survey (Spector, 1994), Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001), and Spiritual Well-being Scale (Paloutzian & Ellison, 1982) were used to collect data. The statistical procedure of Pearson Product Moment Correlation was utilized using SPSS version 21. The results of the statistical test yielded a significant negative relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction and their spiritual well-being and there was no relationship between their job satisfaction and self-efficacy. Moreover, there was not any significant relationship between teachers’ sense of efficacy and spiritual well-being.
The Relationship between Locus of Control, Test Anxiety and Religious Orientation among Iranian EFL Students  [PDF]
Mina Rastegar, Nahid Heidari, Mohammad Hasan Razmi
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2013.32014
Abstract: The present study was designed to investigate the relationship among locus of control (LOC), religious orientation (RO) and test anxiety (TA) among Iranian EFL learners. Furthermore, it scrutinized the role of gender on these variables. To achieve such goals, 100 Iranian EFL students (57 females, 43 males) studying English at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman participated in the study. These students were randomly selected from junior and senior students majoring in English Translation and English Literature. In order to obtain the required data, three questionnaires were utilized: Rotters’s (1966) locus of control scale (LOCS) to measure participants’ level of LOC, Sarason’s (1975) test anxiety scale (TAS) to measure participants’ TA, and Allport and Ross’s (1967) religious orientation scale (ROS) to determine participants’ intrinsic or extrinsic religious orientation. For analysis of data, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and T-test were used. The results revealed that there was a significant negative relationship between ILOC and TA and a significant positive relationship between ELOC and TA. Furthermore, there was a significant positive relationship between ILOC and IRO and a significant positive relationship between ELOC and ERO. Also, there was a significant negative relationship between ILOC and TA, and a significant positive relationship between ELOC and TA. Finally, there were not any significant differences among males and females regarding ILOC, ELOC, TA, IRO, and ERO.
Communication Strategies, Attitude, and Oral Output of EFL Learners: A Study of Relations  [PDF]
Mina Rastegar, Samira Sadat Mirzadi Gohari
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2016.65036
Abstract: The present study aimed at investigating the relationship among EFL learners’ speaking strategies use, attitude, and English language oral output. The data was collected from 150 EFL language institute students regarding the relationship among their speaking strategies use, attitude, and English language oral output. To this end, three instruments of the Oral Communication Strategy Questionnaire (Nakatani, 2006), Attitude Scale (Rastegar, 2003), and Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET), placement tool for language proficiency, were used. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between different subscales of communication strategies use and attitude of the intermediate Iranian EFL learners. Moreover, relationship between communication strategy use of EFL learners and their English language oral output was statistically significant. As a major conclusion, the importance of speaking strategy training in learner education with a regard to the learners’ attitude towards language learning and their oral language output should not be ignored.
The Relationship between Metacognitive Reading Strategies Use and Reading Comprehension Achievement of EFL Learners  [PDF]
Mina Rastegar, Ehsan Mehrabi Kermani, Massoud Khabir
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2017.72006
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship between EFL learners’ metacognitive reading strategies use and their reading comprehension achievement. To fulfill this objective, 120 Iranian EFL students studying at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and Valiasr University of Rafsanjan took part in this study. The participants were selected from among senior BA students majoring in English Literature and English Translation. In order to obtain the required data, two instruments were utilized: survey of reading strategies by Mokhtari and Sheorey (2002) and a TOEFL reading comprehension test chosen from the materials officially printed by Educational Testing Service (2003). After collecting the required data, the statistical procedures were done using SPSS version 18. The findings of this study revealed that there was a significant positive relationship between the use of overall metacognitive reading strategies by the participants and their reading comprehension achievement.
The Relationship between Perfectionism and Language Proficiency in Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, and Advanced Students of Kerman Institutes  [PDF]
Mina Rastegar, Massoud Khabir, Ehsan Mehrabi Kermani
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2017.72011
Abstract: Language proficiency is the ultimate goal of English as a Foreign Language studies. The present study attempted to explore any significant relationships between perfectionism and its dimensions as a whole and language proficiency of students of Kerman institutes. A number of 98 participants studying English at intermediate, upper-intermediate, and advanced levels as a foreign language at Kerman institutes took part in this study. To obtain the required data, the following instruments were administered: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Frost &Marten, 1990) to measure participants’ level of perfectionism and its dimensions and the short version of Michigan Test (Briggs, Dobson, Rohlick, Spann, & Strom, 1997) to measure the participants’ level of language proficiency. The SPSS results depicted that there was a significant positive relationship between the construct perfectionism and language proficiency.
Iranian EFL Learners’ Achievement Goals in Relation with Their Metacognitive Reading Strategy Use  [PDF]
Mahtab Mohammadi Ghavam, Mina Rastegar, Mohammad Hasan Razmi
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2011.12006
Abstract: The present study aimed at finding the relationship between the subscales of achievement goals and the frequency of metacognitive reading strategies (MRS) Iranian EFL learners use, and tried to explore any significant differences between males and females regarding achievement goals and metacognitive reading strategy use. 103 freshman and sophomore students majoring in English Literature and English Translation in Shahid Bahonar and Azad universities of Kerman took part in this study. In order to obtain the required data, two questionnaires were utilized: Achievement Goal Questionnaire (AGQ) developed by Elliot and McGregor (2001) to measure the participants’ achievement goal orientations, and Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI) developed by Mokhtari and Reichard (2002) to measure the participants’ frequency of metacognitive reading strategy use. The findings of this study revealed that there was a significant positive relationship between mastery-approach goal orientation and MRS use. Regarding the other three subscales of achievement goals (performance-approach, performance-avoidance, and mastery-avoidance) in relation with MRS use, all the correlations were significantly negative. Moreover, a significant difference was found between males and females regarding their achievement goals. Females were found to have higher scores of achievement goals. Regarding MRS use and gender, no significant difference was found between males and females.
The Darker Side of Motivation: Demotivation and Its Relation with Two Variables of Anxiety among Iranian EFL Learners
Mina Rastegar,Mahboubeh Akbarzadeh,Nahid Heidari
ISRN Education , 2012, DOI: 10.5402/2012/215605
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TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RESIDENTS’ ATTITUDE: A CASE STUDY OF YAZD, IRAN
Hamidreza Rastegar
Tourismos : an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism , 2010,
Abstract: The Yazd residents look at tourism development with a promising future to bring more income to the area that can be shared. Investors search to find new attractive business and middle and low classes in the community look to find better job opportunities. This paper assesses the attitude and perception of local residents toward this fast growing industry and also their expectation of authority regarding tourism development in Yazd city. A questionnaire was designed based on five point Likert scale and total 320 usable questionnaires were collected from local residents. Though the result shows positive attitude of local people towards tourism development but they are not totally satisfied with tourism management in the area.
On a Theorem of Ihara
Arash Rastegar
Mathematics , 2004,
Abstract: Let $p$ be a prime number and let $n$ be a positive integer prime to $p$. By an Ihara result we mean existence of an injection with torsion-free cokernel from a full lattice in the space of $p$-old modular forms, into a full lattice in the space of all modular forms of level $np$. In this paper, we prove Ihara results for genus two Siegel modular forms, Siegel-Jacobi forms and Hilbert modular forms. We also propose a geometric formulation for the notion of $p$-old Siegel modular forms of genus two.
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