Gender Differences in Output-input Processing Sequence

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of English, Sheikhbahaee University, Iran


The present research reports on a study which examined the role of gender in the input processing preceded by output processing. Forty-six males and fifty-two females studying at Iran Language Institute were assigned to four treatment groups (two output and two non-output groups). First, participants in the output condition were asked to write a story in English based on a series of pictures. Second, participants in both conditions read a model story written by a native English speaker about these pictures. Third, both sets of participants were required to recall in writing what they had already read. The results indicated considerable effect of output-input sequence on learners’ acquisition of the targeted vocabulary items and grammatical expressions. However, the gender of the participants was found to have no significant role on the input processing preceded by output processing.


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