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ERIC Number: EJ1184464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
An Investigation of Anxiety and Attitudes of University Students towards English Courses
Coskun, Göksel; Tasgin, Adnan
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v14 n2 p135-153 2018
The aim of this research is to examine the anxieties and attitudes of university students towards English language courses. It is a survey type study of quantitative research methods. The population of the study consists of students from a state university in Turkey. The sample consists of 700 students determined by stratified sampling method. In the study, as data collection tools, English language anxiety scale and English language attitude scale were used. In this study, it was concluded that students with preparatory education had less anxiety scores than the students without preparatory education. It was found that freshman students feel less anxious about English lessons than junior and senior students. It was also found that females' attitude scores towards English were higher than males' and freshman students have higher attitude scores towards English lesson.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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