The Role of Literature-Based Activities and Emotional Intelligence in WhatsApp Assisted Writing of Iranian Engineering Students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of English, University of Isfahan, Isfahan

2 Department of English, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran



The aim of this study was fourfold: (1) to investigate the effect of literature-based activities on the accuracy of Iranian Engineering students’ writing (2) to examine the effect of literature-based activities on the accuracy of their WhatsApp assisted writing (3) to determine whether their emotional intelligence (EI) increases through literature-based activities in a WhatsApp assisted setting and (4) to survey the effect of literature-based activities and the produced emotional intelligence on the complexity and lexical diversity of students’ WhatsApp assisted writing. In phase I, as students went through literature-based activities, no significant differences of accuracy were found; despite the fact that the mean difference and standard deviation scores were indicative of effective treatment, literature-based activities. In phase II, the results obtained from the analytic procedures of literature-based activities on the accuracy of students’ WhatsApp assisted writing showed that the experimental group showed higher accuracy of writing. In phase III, the result of emotional intelligence improvement was more remarkable in the WhatsApp assisted writing. Additionally, the WhatsApp assisted written productions were significantly more diverse in using lexis, t-units and clauses but not other parameters of complexity. The results have some implications for teachers and researchers in the ESP setting. 


Article Title [فارسی]

نقش فعالیت های ادبی محور و هوش هیجانی بر روی نوشتار دانشجویان ایرانی رشته مهندسی در محیط واتس آپ

Authors [فارسی]

  • ژاله بهشتی 1
  • داریوش نژادانصاری 2
  • حسین براتی 1
1 گروه زبان، دانشگاه اصفهان
2 گروه زبان دانشگاه اصفهان
Abstract [فارسی]

این مطالعه چهار هدف داشت 1. بررسی تاثیر فعالیت های ادبی محور بر روی صحت نوشتار دانشجویان ایرانی رشته مهندسی 2. بررسی تاثیر فعالیت های ادبی محور بر روی صحت نوشتار دانشجویان ایرانی رشته مهندسی در محیط واتس آپ 3.بررسی تاثیر فعالیت های ادبی محور در محیط واتس آپ بر روی هوش هیجانی 4. بررسی تاثیر فعالیت های ادبی محور و هوش هیجانی ایجاد شده در محیط واتس آپ بر روی تنوع لغات و پیچیدگی نوشتار دانشجویان ایرانی. در مرحله اول، هنگامی که دانشجویان فعالیت های ادبی محور را پشت سر می گذارند ، تفاوت معنی داری از نظر تاثیر آنها بر روی صحت نوشتار مشاهده نشد. علی رغم این که میانگین اختلاف و انحراف معیار نشانگر تاثیر مؤثر فعالیت های ادبی محور بر روی نوشتار بود. درمرحله دوم، نتایج به دست آمده از روشهای تحلیلی فعالیت های ادبی محور بر روی صحت نگارش دانشجویان در محیط واتس اپ نشان داد که گروه آزمایشی دقت بیشتری در نوشتن داشتند. در مرحله سوم، نتیجه تاثیر این فعالیت ها در محیط واتس آپ بر روی هوش هیجانی دانشجویان قابل توجه بود. علاوه بر این، نوشتار آنها در محیط واتس اپ به طور معناداری متنوع تر در استفاده از واژگان ، تی یونیت ها و بندها بود. اما تاثیر به سزایی در پارامترهای دیگر پیچیدگی نداشت. نتایج حاوی پیامدهایی برای معلمان و محققان در حوزه تدریس زبان به دانشجویان ایرانی دارد.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • فعالیت های ادبی محور
  • نوشتار در محیط واتس اپ
  • هوش هیجانی
  • صحت
  • پیچیدگی
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