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A study of Yemeni EFL students' perceptions on the role of learning technologies in developing creativity and autonomy

Wagdi Rashad Ali Bin-Hady (Department of English, Hadhramout University, Mukalla, Yemen)
Jamal Kaid Mohammed Ali (Department of English and Literature, University of Bisha, Bisha, Saudi Arabia)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 27 February 2024




This study probed the impact of using learning technologies (LT) on developing Yemeni English as a foreign language (EFL) students' autonomy and creativity toward English language learning. Also, the research gauged if LT impacts learners' autonomy and creativity across gender and university-type variables.


The study utilized a valid and reliable questionnaire, comprising 20 close-ended items, which was administered to 109 Yemeni EFL undergraduate students.


The researchers found that LT positively impacts learners' creativity and autonomy, with mean scores of 4.09 and 3.86, respectively. Furthermore, the results showed a medium correlation between creativity and autonomy with a correlation coefficient of r = 0.63 at a probability of Sig = 0.00. Likewise, the results revealed that LT impacted female learners' creativity more significantly than their male counterparts (Sig = 0.047). Nevertheless, no significant differences were found pertaining to the impact of LT on students' autonomy across public and private universities (Sig = 0.213).

Social implications

EFL teachers are advised to encourage their students' autonomy and creativity throughout their lifelong learning journey in order to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the world.


This study investigates the impact of learning technology on Yemeni EFL students' autonomy and creativity.



The authors are thankful to the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at University of Bisha for supporting this work through the Fast-Track Research Support Program.


Bin-Hady, W.R.A. and Ali, J.K.M. (2024), "A study of Yemeni EFL students' perceptions on the role of learning technologies in developing creativity and autonomy", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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