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ERIC Number: EJ771034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Anxiety and Perceived English and French Language Competence of Education Students
Montgomery, Cameron; Spalding, Thomas
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v35 n4 p1-26 2005
The authors examined manifest anxiety and perceptions of English and French language competence among Anglophone (n = 35), Francophone (n = 29), and Mixed-heritage (n = 34) elementary education (60%) and secondary education (40%) students (80% female) in their second, third, or fourth year of study at the Faculte Saint Jean (University of Alberta). Participants assessed their language competence differently in English and French. Francophone and Mixed-heritage students felt equally competent in the two languages, but Anglophone students reported much higher language competence in English. Manifest anxiety and self-assessments of language competence were related only among the Anglophone group, with high levels of manifest anxiety associated with both low self-assessments of French language competence and high self-assessments of English language competence--the two being correlated with each other. (Contains 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada