Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges April 2021                         Pp. 364 -380
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid.27

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The Impact of Metacognitive Online Reading Strategies on Online Reading Disposition of
Saudi EFL Learners
  

Eyhab T. Yaghi
English Department, The Deanship of Common first year
Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia
Email: e.yaghi@mu.edu.sa

 

Received:  10/18/2020                        Accepted: 3/7/2021                    Published: 4/26/2021 

Abstract:
The scientific knowledge related to online reading dispositions and factors affecting the occurrence of these dispositions is limited. Therefore, this treatise aims at studying the impact of metacognitive online reading strategies on online reading dispositions. To achieve this goal, the mixed method was employed using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Students’ responses were keyed to AMOS software. The statistical analysis has shown students’ preference for utilizing support strategies to tackle the problems they might face while they engage with online materials. Reflection, as a disposition, was the most frequently reported by students through their responses to the questionnaires. Further, the results confirmed the impact of metacognitive online reading strategies on online reading dispositions, which was the aim of this paper. These findings provide a holistic understanding of the nature of the relationship between metacognition and dispositions, paving the way for further research that touch other aspects of online reading dispositions.
Keywords: Online reading, metacognition, dispositions, reading strategies, Saudi EFL learners

Cite as: Yaghi, E. T. (2021). The Impact of Metacognitive Online Reading Strategies on Online Reading Disposition of Saudi EFL Learners. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (1) 364 -380.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid.27

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Dr. Eyhab T. Yaghi is an assistant professor in TESOL in English department in The Deanship of Common First Year at Majmaah University. His research interests focus on different aspects related to metacognition and disposition of EFL learners and the intervention of technology with EFL classes. ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4462-6366