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ERIC Number: ED540987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Factors Affecting the Level of Test Anxiety among EFL Learners at Elementary Schools
Aydin, Selami
Online Submission, e-International Journal of Educational Research v4 n1 p63-81 Win 2013
Many studies on test anxiety among adult language learners have been performed, while only a few studies have dealt with overall test anxiety. In addition, these studies do not specifically address test anxiety in foreign language learning among elementary school language learners. Thus, this study aims to investigate the level of test anxiety among young learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) and the relationship between test anxiety and factors such as gender, age, grade, achievement level, and economic background. The sample group for the study consisted of 477 EFL learners from five elementary schools. A background questionnaire and the Test Anxiety Scale (TAS) were used to collect data. The collected data were used to provide a descriptive and correlational analysis to address the research questions. The results show that young language learners have a low level of test anxiety and that the variables are significantly correlated with some items in the scale. Appendixes present: (1) Numbers, means and standard deviations of the TAS items; and (2) Factor analysis of the scale. An extended study summary written in Turkish is included. (Contains 5 tables.) [Support for this study was provided through Balikesir University's project, "Test Anxiety among Primary School EFL Learners" (2008/43).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sarason Test Anxiety Scale for Children