Dr. Abbas Ali Zarei & Bahareh Sadeghi
Imam Khomeini International University
The present study was aimed at investigating the relationships among emotional intelligence, extroversion/introversion, and lexical and grammatical writing accuracy of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 166 English major participants, both male and female were administered two questionnaires includingEysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) and Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT), as well as a writing task. In addition, the participants’ proficiency level was determined using their scores on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP). The collected data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficients. The findings showed significant relationships between emotional intelligence and both lexical and grammatical writing accuracy. However, the findings were indicative of no significant relationship between grammatical and lexical writing accuracy and extroversion. The results of the present study may be helpful for teachers, materials developers, syllabus designers, and learners.
The above abstract is part of the article which was accepted at The Second National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 4-5 February 2016 , Iran-Ahwaz.