Problem Durumu: Kişilik ve dil öğrenme stratejilerinin ilişkisi üzerine temellendirilmiş çalışmalar tutarsız sonuçlar ortaya koymuşlardır. Bu ikilinin ilişkisini bulmaya yönelik olan çalışma sayısı oldukça azdır. Buna ek olarak, kişiliğin dil öğrenmede oynadığı rolü araştırmaya yönelik çalışmalarda ilgi çekmesi beklenen “Büyük Beş Kişilik Modeli” üzerine yapılan ikinci dil edinimi çalışmaları sayısı da oldukça azdır. Araştırmanın Amacı: Bu çalışmanın esas amacı iki yılık bir devlet üniversitesinin meslek yüksekokulunda okumakta olan Türk öğrencilerin kişilik ve dil öğrenme strateji kullanımları arasındaki ilişkiyi incelemektir. Yöntem: Bu çalışma, kişilik boyutları, dil öğrenme stratejileri ve bunlar arasındaki muhtemel ilişkileri nicel bir yaklaşımla incelemiştir. Araştırmacı tarafından Türkçeye çevrilen iki anket, veri toplama aracı olarak kullanılmıştır. Bulgular ve Sonuçlar: Çalışmanın sonuçları, en popüler strateji grubunun telafi stratejileri; en popüler kişilik boyutunun da uyumluluk olduğunu ortaya koymuştur. Bilişsel stratejiler ve dışa dönüklük; uyumluluk ve zihin; telafi stratejileri ve uyumluluk; duyuşsal stratejiler ve uyumluluk; sosyal stratejiler ve uyumluluk arasında anlamlı ilişkiler bulunmuştur.
Problem Statement: The studies based on the relationships between personality and language learning strategies have produced inconsistent results. There have been very few number of studies conducted to find the relationships between personality and language learning strategies. In addition to this, there have been few second language studies based on the Big Five model which is expected to renew interest in the study of the role of personality factors in language learning. Purpose of the Study: The main objective of this study is to examine the relationship between the personality and language learning strategies of Turkish university students studying at a two-year vocational high school in a Turkish state university. Methodology: This study investigated the personality trait levels, language learning strategy levels and the possible relationships among them by employing a quantitative approach. Two different surveys which were translated into Turkish by the author were used as the data gathering tools. Findings and Conclusions: The findings revealed that while the most popularly used strategy group was compensation strategies, the most preferred personality trait was agreeableness. Significant relationships were found between cognitive strategies and extraversion; agreeableness and intellect; compensation strategies and agreeableness; affective strategies and agreeableness; social strategies and agreeableness.
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