ERIC Number: EJ1141100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reading Anxiety in L1: Reviewing the Concept
Piccolo, Luciane R.; Giacomoni, Claudia Hofheinz; Julio-Costa, Annelise; Oliveira, Susani; Zbornik, John; Haase, Vitor G.; Salles, Jerusa F.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v45 n4 p537-543 Jul 2017
Elevated levels of anxiety have been associated with students' poor academic performance. Research on domain-specific anxiety patterns in reading has demonstrated that reading anxiety is associated with, yet distinctive from, general anxiety. Reading anxiety is an unpleasant emotional reaction experienced by students when reading; it is a specific phobia, situational type. Although reading anxiety has been largely studied in the context of second language acquisition (L2), there is a lack of new research on reading anxiety related to first language learning (L1). In this article we investigate the concept of reading anxiety, as well as the instruments that have been used to evaluate it. Finally, we present the repercussions of reading anxiety upon students' reading performance and discuss the importance of evaluating reading anxiety as a route to better understandings of reading disabilities.
Descriptors: Native Language, Anxiety, Reading Achievement, Correlation, Evaluation Methods, Reading Skills, Academic Achievement, Reading Difficulties
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