Pragmatics teaching based on its role and effectiveness on social self-esteem in Secondary school female students in second district of Yazd
The present study is aimed at investigating the effectiveness of teaching language functions via role play in enhancing second-grade high school female students’ self-esteem in society in Region 2 of Yazd Province. In terms of objective, the study is considered as a type of applied research study, with a quasi-experimental and pretest-posttest design. The population of the study comprises all the high school female students in Region 2 of Yazd Province (2880 students). In order to glean the data, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (CSEI) was used which contained 58 items, describing the feelings, beliefs and responses of the participants. The participants were asked to fill out the inventory once before and once after the treatment. The treatment, which was teaching language functions via role play, was conducted for 10 sessions. As such, 10 scenarios were made by the researcher, each focusing on a specific speech act of language, for example, request or apology. The results of the covariance analysis revealed that teaching language functions via role play had a significant effect on enhancing the students’ self-esteem in society.