Gender Differences in Advice-giving among Jordanian Undergraduate Students at BAU

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 9. Number 4. December 2018

9 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2019

See all articles by Yasser Al-shboul

Yasser Al-shboul

Al-Balqa Applied University

Adnan Abumahfouz

Al-Balqa Applied University

Date Written: December 31, 2018

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the differences in the understanding of how to give advice among Jordanian male and female students at Al- Balqa' Applied University (henceforth, BAU). In addition, it aims to provide explanations of these prominent differences between the two participating groups. Hinkel’s (1997) Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) is used as a data collection instrument. The questionnaire is translated into Arabic to ensure that participants truly comprehend the situations. Results demonstrate that there are differences between the two participating groups. For example, Jordanian male students favour to give advice indirectly more than using hedge advice, direct advice and opting out in both peer acquaintance and instructor situations. On the other hand, Jordanian female students prefer to use hedge advice in responding to both peer acquaintance and instructor situations more frequently than using direct advice, indirect advice and opting out. The present study concludes with a discussion of essential directions for future research.

Keywords: advice-giving, gender, Jordanians, MCQ, speech act

Suggested Citation

Al-shboul, Yasser and Abumahfouz, Adnan, Gender Differences in Advice-giving among Jordanian Undergraduate Students at BAU (December 31, 2018). Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 9. Number 4. December 2018 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3308272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3308272

Yasser Al-shboul (Contact Author)

Al-Balqa Applied University ( email )

PO Box 7064 (19117)
Al-Salt
Amman, 19117
Jordan

Adnan Abumahfouz

Al-Balqa Applied University ( email )

PO Box 7064 (19117)
Al-Salt
Amman, 19117
Jordan

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