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ERIC Number: EJ1105211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
A Comparison of the Turkish and Romanian Students' Willingness to Communicate and Its Affecting Factors in English
Asmali, Mehmet; Bilki, Ufuk; Duban, Carina Adriana
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v11 n1 p59-74 2015
The present study attempts to offer a small-scale investigation of the willingness to communicate and its key antecedents, namely the self-perceived communication competence and the communication apprehension in Turkish and Romanian contexts. A total of 130 participants took part in this quantitative approach based study. The data suggested significant differences between the Romanian and Turkish participants, in that the former are more willing to communicate and more competent in using the English language compared to the Turkish participants. However, both groups had almost equal levels of communication apprehension. In terms of the relationships among the constructs, while strong positive correlations were found between the willingness to communicate and the self-perceived communication competence, negative relationships were found between the communication apprehension and willingness to communicate for both groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania; Turkey
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