The Entwined Effects of Attitude, Motivation and Gender on EFL Learning: A Correlation Study

Hamad S. Aldosari


Foreign language learners vary on a number of dimensions to do with personality, motivation, gender, aptitude, and age. The aim of this paper is to illustrate and summarize the relationship between personality and foreign language learning. Using a correlation study, findings indicated that females are better language learners being more motivated than men are, and having more positive attitudes towards language learning than male students.


Personality factors; Affect; Gender; Motivation; Attitude; EFL

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