Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study
Nermin Punar Özçelik 1 *
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1 Tarsus University, Department of Foreign Languages, Turkey
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2022 - Volume 4 Issue 1, pp. 56-65
https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 30 Jun 2022

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ABSTRACT
Autonomy development has an undeniable part in individuals’ language learning process since it is almost equal to successful learning. Autonomy development starts in early childhood with the support of parents, and it continues in higher education, for the reason that autonomy is not a situation, rather it is a process. To be able to develop autonomy in children, parents have leading roles, since their involvement in the learning process affects their children’s autonomous behaviors. The research has tended to focus on mostly parental involvement and learning achievements; however, few published studies have attempted to identify the relationship between parental involvement and learner autonomy. Hence, the present research carries out a case study in an EFL context with nine students and their parents by administering semi-structured interviews. The findings of content analysis of collected data reveal that a moderate and positive involvement in English language learners’ learning process may lead to foster children’s autonomy; nevertheless, involving in all process from setting goals and making decisions to applying appropriate techniques of children may result in less autonomous behaviors. Considering the psychological aspects, a wide range of studies can be carried out to shed more light on the issue of parental involvement and learner autonomy.
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Reference: Punar Özçelik, N. (2022). Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 4(1), 56-65. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091
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Reference: Punar Özçelik N. Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2022;4(1), 56-65. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091
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Reference: Punar Özçelik N. Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2022;4(1):56-65. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091
In-text citation: (Punar Özçelik, 2022)
Reference: Punar Özçelik, Nermin. "Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2022 4 no. 1 (2022): 56-65. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091
In-text citation: (Punar Özçelik, 2022)
Reference: Punar Özçelik, N. (2022). Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 4(1), pp. 56-65. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091
In-text citation: (Punar Özçelik, 2022)
Reference: Punar Özçelik, Nermin "Parental involvement and learner autonomy in EFL context: A case study". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 4, no. 1, 2022, pp. 56-65. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.202213091
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