An Investigation of Autonomous Learning Self-efficacy: A Case Study of GFP Learners at the University of Buraimi
Asma Hamyar Al Azzani,

Centre of Foundation Studies, University of Buraimi (UoB), Sultanate of Oman

The 21st-century education has been shifted from teacher-centered to different types of learning such as autonomous learning. The current quantitative research aims to investigate Omani GFP (General Foundation Program) learners' self-efficacy based on the autonomous learning aspects and their sub-aspects. It aims to answer two questions: what is the University of Buraimi GFP learners' self-efficacy in the autonomous learning aspects? And what is the University of Buraimi GFP learners' self-efficacy in the autonomous learning sub-aspects?  This research is significant as there is not a research study in literature, to the best of the researcher's knowledge, which investigates learners' self-efficacy in autonomous learning. 110 students participated in the current study for the academic year 2021/2022. They were selected using a convenience sampling procedure. One electronic questionnaire was employed to collect data. SPSS software (version 23) was used to analyze data. The results show that Omani GFP learners' self-efficacy in delivering is higher than their self-efficacy in identifying learning goals, monitoring, evaluating, and developing or designing materials and resources respectively. The results further show that GFP learners' self-efficacy is high in some sub-aspects of the autonomous learning aspects rather than the others. The results' implications and future research avenues are discussed.            

Keywords: autonomous learning, autonomous learning aspects, GFP (General Foundation Program), self-efficacy


The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Seventh International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 11-12 June 2022, Ahwaz.