Global-mindedness Through the Eyes of EFL Learners: Gender and Level of Proficiency in Focus


  • Javad Ahmadi Fatalaki Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
  • Zhang Runhan Central University of Finance and Economics, China



global-mindedness, gender, EFL, communication, level of proficiency.


The major aim of the present study is to find connections between global-mindedness and some important factors such as gender  and level of proficiency. To this end, 182 language learners, 92 females and 90 males, participated in the study. These students were selected and categorized based on one-stage cluster sampling from 16 branches of different language centers, namely Safiran, Shoukoh, and Kish. The main phase of the study was conducted through the use of Google Docs platform that provides the researchers with the well-organized data. Language learners were asked to answer all the demographic information by considering their anonymity during the process of data collection. The result of the study, through t-test, showed that there was a significant difference between male and female language learners regarding their level of global-mindedness. The result also showed that the level of proficiency of the female language learners does not influence their level of global-mindedness.


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Author Biographies

Javad Ahmadi Fatalaki, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran

Zhang Runhan, Central University of Finance and Economics, China




How to Cite

Fatalaki Javad Ahmadi, & Zhang Runhan. (2016). Global-mindedness Through the Eyes of EFL Learners: Gender and Level of Proficiency in Focus. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 3(1), 45–54.



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