The relationship between foreign language anxiety and individual differences: A mediation analysis

Fallah, Nasser (2016) The relationship between foreign language anxiety and individual differences: A mediation analysis. Technical Report. University of Zabol.

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Language anxiety is a prevalent phenomenon, particularly in second/foreign language learning (EFL) context. Research shows that foreign language anxiety (FLA) negatively affects foreign language learning achievement and performance (Onwuegbuzie et al., 2000). What is worse, the repercussions of FLA, according to Dewaele (2007), may go far beyond the classroom up to the extent that those who continue studying the foreign language till graduation might surprisingly never use the language again due to high rates of FLA. However, despite the ubiquitous presence of anxiety in foreign/second language learning settings, language learners do not experience it similarly i.e., different learners undergo different levels of anxiety (see Horwitz, Tallon, & Luo, 2009).In this connection, a question may be raised as to why some learners succeed in surmounting high levels of anxiety, while others cannot tackle it efficiently and might subsequently undergo sever levels of psychological distress. An investigation of the role of personal resources in managing and coping with one’s affective experiences thus seems warranted. Mindfulness and coping self-efficacy (CSE) are thus two of the personal resources which have theoretically and empirically proven to be effective factors in managing anxiety (e.g. Brown & Ryan, 2003; Chesney, Neilands, Chambers, Taylor, & Folkman, 2006). Therefore, for the purpose of the present study, there is a theoretical and empirical ground for hypothesizing that mindfulness and CSE are associated with lower levels of is also expected that mindfulness be positively related to CSE, and CSE partially mediates the relationship between mindfulness and FLA among Iranian EFL learners. In short, this study sought to explore the relationship between mindfulness and coping self-efficacy (CSE) as potential factors in managing and dealing with FLA.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2016 09:44
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2016 09:44

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