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ERIC Number: EJ1231631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2165-8714
Chinese Learning Anxiety on Foreign Students
Basith, Abd.; Musyafak, Nur; Ichwanto, M. Aris; Syahputra, Andi
European Journal of Educational Research, v8 n4 p1193-1200 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of anxiety in learning Chinese, discover the dominant factors of anxiety in learning Chinese language and analyze differences in Chinese language anxiety based on gender, year of study and HSK in foreign students in Wuhan, China. The research method used was quantitative using a survey approach. There are 250 foreign students as the samples, consisting of 108 male and 142 female students. The data collection technique used is questionnaire called CLAS (Chinese Learning Anxiety Survey) adapted from FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Survey). The data were analyzed using SPSS with descriptive statistical techniques and Multivariate Analysis. The results showed that Chinese language anxiety among foreign students is on a moderate level, with communication anxiety as the most dominant aspect. The male and female students have the same anxiety level in learning Chinese. The foreign students who had longer duration of learning Chinese and had higher HSK tend to have lower level of anxiety in learning Chinese. This showed that years of study and HSK were two factors that determine the high or low level of anxiety in learning Chinese for foreign students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale
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