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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.

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Locus of Control LOC; Test Anxiety TA; Religious Orientation RO; Gender

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Rastegar, M. & Heidari, N. 2013. The Relationship between Locus of Control, Test Anxiety, and Religious Orientation among Iranian EFL Students. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 3, 73-78. doi: 10.4236-ojml.2013.31009.





Author: Mina Rastegar, Nahid Heidari

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