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    Modeling the contribution of resilience, well-being, and L2 grit to foreign language teaching enjoyment among Iranian English language teachers

    Derakshan, A. and Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Azari Noughabi, M. (2022) Modeling the contribution of resilience, well-being, and L2 grit to foreign language teaching enjoyment among Iranian English language teachers. System 109 (102890), ISSN 0346-251X.

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    Abstract

    With the flourishing of positive psychology (PP) in foreign and second language teaching research, interest has grown in a range of positive psychological variables including the new concept of foreign language teaching enjoyment (FLTE) that mirrors that of learners’ Foreign Language Enjoyment (FLE). The present study investigates how positive psychological and personality-based variables like resilience, well-being, and L2 grit shape the FLTE of 450 Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. The participants completed four electronic surveys, and the collected data were analyzed through Mplus. The results of structural equation modeling (SEM) revealed that EFL teachers’ resilience, well-being, and L2 grit significantly influenced their FLTE. In addition, teacher L2 grit was the strongest predictor of FLTE among Iranian EFL teachers. It thus seems that gritty, resilient, and happy teachers are more likely to enjoy the teaching experience in the classroom. Finally, implications and suggestions for future research are offered.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): foreign language teaching enjoyment (FLTE), well-being, resilience, L2 grit, English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher, structural equation modeling (SEM)
    School: School of Arts > Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics (from 2021)
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 12:08
    Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 06:02
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/48978

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