The Influence of Reading Strategies on EFL Students’ Comprehension Skill at Al Balqa University in Jordan

Rajaie. Algbarin, Radzuwan Ab Rashid


This research investigated the effect of reading strategies of Jordanian EFL students’ comprehension skill at Al Balqa University in Jordan / Al Karak Branch. The Survey of Reading Strategies Questionnaire that is adopted and adapted from Mokhtari and Sheory (2002) was administered to 30 male and female participants during the second semester of the academic year 2017/2018. The data was analyzed through descriptive statistics to reveal the frequency and type of strategies utilized by the sample participants. The results then were illustrated and discussed in forms of frequencies and percentages concerning the use of the reading strategies by Jordanian English Language and Literature at the University of Jordan. The findings of the study showed that 87% agreed they enjoyed using these four reading strategies , while 82% agreed that these reading strategies facilitated them completely and more accurately in achieving their reading comprehension tasks than the conventional reading comprehension method they generally practice (technical aid strategies, clarification and simplification strategies, coherence detection strategies and monitoring strategies).Then, recommendations were provided for further research studies of this kind in order to achieve a deeper understanding of Jordanian English Language and Literature students’ reading strategies use.

Keywords: Reading, Strategies, Comprehension, Reading Comprehension Achievement.

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/54-05

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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