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ERIC Number: ED590657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Foreign Language Anxiety and Self-Disclosure Analysis as Personality Traits for Online Synchronous Intercultural Exchange Practice
Fondo, Marta; Jacobetty, Pedro; Erdocia, Iker, Paper presented at the EUROCALL 2018 Conference (26th, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2018)
Videoconferences are a perfect scenario for autonomous Foreign Language (FL) and intercultural speaking practices. However, it is also a threatening context as learners communicate in an FL, often with a stranger and about personal information and experiences. That may lead to increase Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) among participants, affecting students' learning experiences and even provoking drop-outs (Bailey, Onwuegbuzie, & Daley, 2003). This study aims to explore the relationship between FLA and Self-Disclosure (SD) as personality traits. The first indicators of the potential relationship between FLA and SD in online speaking practice were found by Fondo and Erdocia (2018) in which anxious learners showed a tendency to self-disclose as a means to manage their discomfort using the FL. Data was gathered in the first stage of a nine-week-synchronous oral Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE) project between undergraduate business students from the United States, Ireland, Mexico, and Spain. [For the complete volume of short papers, see ED590612.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States; Ireland; Mexico; Spain