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Investigating the Effects of Personality on Second Language Learning through Artificial Neural Networks
Meryem Karlýk, Azamat Akbarov
Pages - 25 - 36     |    Revised - 31-05-2016     |    Published - 30-06-2016
Volume - 7   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - June 2016  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Personality, Second Language Acquisition, Introverts, Extroverts.
ABSTRACT
The aim of this research is to determine Second Language Acquisition and personality variable from affective factors analyzed by Artificial Neural Network in freshman class of both university students. This study presents an intelligent approach to the investigation of positive effects of personality on second language learning. For this purpose, watching TV, reading books, magazines, newspaper, listening to the radio, talking to a native English friend, and talking to people at school are investigated. The tool of our research is a survey (questionnaire) to collect a data in order to quantify students ‘personality traits based on affective factors. The questionnaire consists of two parts. The first part consists of Yes/ No questions while the second part uses a 4 point Likert scale with 5 items that indicates what helped students personally to learn English. The participants were 160 students from two private universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, International Burch University (90 students) and International University of Sarajevo (70). The subjects’ major was English. The first part of the survey was analyzed using ANN, and the second part using statistical analysis. Both data analysis were processed by transferring answers to an Excel sheet. For each measure, mode, standard deviation, median were calculated to determine students’ personality factors. We used two different types of analysis in order to show that different kinds of analysis can be done.
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Miss Meryem Karlýk
Department of English Language and Literature International Burch University - Bosnia
meryemkarlik@hotmail.com
Professor Azamat Akbarov
Department of English Language and Literature, International Burch University - Malaysia