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ERIC Number: EJ784093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Learners' Perceptions of How Anxiety Interacts with Personal and Instructional Factors to Influence Their Achievement in English: A Qualitative Analysis of EFL Learners in China
Yan, Jackie Xiu; Horwitz, Elaine Kolker
Language Learning, v58 n1 p151-183 Mar 2008
Although many researchers have examined the effects of anxiety on second language learning in recent years, the specific sources and effects of language anxiety have not yet been clearly established. Moreover, few studies have specifically examined anxiety from the learner's perspective. Although previous interview and diary studies have pointed to a number of interesting relationships between anxiety and other variables, conclusions have been based on the researchers' personal interpretations of learner statements. The present study examines learners' perceptions of how students' anxiety works together with other variables in influencing language learning. Twenty-one students with varying levels of anxiety were interviewed for this study, a theoretical model was generated, and a sequential order of influence among the major affinities was indicated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China