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ERIC Number: EJ1126890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
The Relationships between Social Class, Listening Test Anxiety and Test Scores
Rezaabadi, Omid Talebi
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n5 p147-156 Oct 2016
This study investigated the relationships between the social anxiety, social class and listening-test anxiety of students learning English as a foreign language. The aims of the study were to examine the relationship between listening-test anxiety and listening-test performance. The data were collected using an adapted Foreign Language Listening Anxiety Scale and a newly developed Foreign Language Social Anxiety Scale. The potential correlation between social anxiety and listening-test performance was investigated by the correlation coefficient r[subscript xy]. A moderate positive correlation was found between students' social class and social anxiety. The results suggest that pedagogical methods suggested to lessen this anxiety were effective. There was also a clear relationship between social anxiety, listening-test anxiety and listening performance. This exploratory research has several pedagogical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale; International English Language Testing System
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