Comparing Male and Female Engineering Students’ Perceptions, Problems and Task-Based Needs about Academic Listening

Document Type : Original Article


Iran University of Science and Technology


This study aimed to investigate Engineering students’ perceptions, problems, and preferred tasks about academic listening. The participants were 199 Iranian undergraduate students of Engineering at the Iran University of Science and Technology. The instruments were a questionnaire with 40 items and an interview with 3 open-ended items. Considering learners’ attitudes, both male and female learners were aware of the importance of academic listening for their success and found listening comprehension exciting. With regard to problems, both male and female learners reported that insufficient vocabulary, speed of speech, poor quality of recordings, long texts, and unfamiliar topics were their major listening problems. The findings also revealed that listening to news reports, listening to academic interview, listening to academic discussion, listening to announcement, and listening to conversation were the male students’ preferred tasks, while listening to academic interviews, listening to seminars and presentations, listening to academic discussion were the female students’ preferred tasks. 


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Article Title [Persian]

تطبیق ادراکات، مشکلات و نیازهای مبتنی بر وظیفه گوش سپاری تحصیلی در دانشجویان دختر و پسر

Authors [Persian]

  • محبوبه تقی زاده
  • ندا محبتی
استادیار دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران
Abstract [Persian]

این مطالعه با هدف بررسی ادراکات، مسائل و وظایف دانشجویان مهندسی در مورد گوش سپاری علمی انجام شده است. شرکت کنندگان 199 دانشجوی دانشکده مهندسی ایران در دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران و ابزار جمع آوری داده ها ، پرسشنامه و مصاحبه بود. با توجه به نگرش های یادگیرندگان، هر دو گروه دانشجویان از اهمیت گوش سپاری تحصیلی در موفقیت خود آگاهی داشته و درک مطلب شنوایی را هیجان انگیز می دانستند. ازنظر هر دو گروه دانشجویان پسر و دختر واژگان ناکافی، سرعت گفتار، کیفیت ضعیف ضبط، متون طولانی و عدم آشنائی با موضوعات را اصلی ترین مشکلات دانسته اند. یافته ها همچنین نشان داد که گوش دادن به گزارش های خبری، مصاحبه ها و بحث های علمی، آگهی ها و گوش دادن به گفتگوها مورد علاقه دانشجویان پسراست در حالی که دختران دانشجو گوش سپاری به مصاحبه های علمی، سمینارها و سخنرانی ها، و مباحث آکادمیک را ترجیح می دهند.

Keywords [Persian]

  • گوش سپاری تحصیلی
  • دانشجویان فنی
  • ادراک
  • مشکلات
  • نیازهای مبتنی بر کار
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