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METACOGNITIVE AWARENESS AND SELF-EFFICACY: DO THEY CONTRIBUTE TO INDONESIAN EFL STUDENTS’ LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT?
Corresponding Author(s) : Chothibul Umam
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2020): July
Purpose of the Study: This study examines the correlation between metacognitive awareness, listening self-efficacy, and listening comprehension achievement of Islamic secondary school students in Indonesia.
Methodology: To obtain the data on students’ metacognitive awareness, Metacognitive Awareness Listening Questionnaire (MALQ) and Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI) was used. Data on students’ self-efficacy was gained using the simplified version of Rahimi and Abedini’s (2009) self-efficacy questionnaire (SEQ), The Morgan-Jinks Student Efficacy Scale (MSES), and Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). Meanwhile, students’ listening comprehension achievement was measured using the TOEFL Junior Test from Educational Testing Service. A total of 264 learners involved in this study.
Main Findings: The result of correlational analysis using Kendall Tau-b formula revealed that 1) there was no significant contribution of learners’ metacognitive awareness toward their listening comprehension achievement, 2) students’ listening self-efficacy has a very low correlation with their listening comprehension achievement, and 3) simultaneously, students’ metacognitive awareness and their self-efficacy showed a very low reciprocal relationship with their listening comprehension.
Applications of the study: This study is relevant to senior secondary education in the Indonesian context in which English is the first foreign language. More specifically, it is relevant to schools whose students are multilingual and come from different backgrounds both economically and geographically.
Novelty/Originality of this study: Unlike other studies in a similar context that measures the general English academic achievement, this study focuses on a specific skill, listening comprehension. In addition, it uses two variables (metacognitive awareness and self-efficacy) outright as the predictors of students’ listening comprehension achievement.
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