Investigating Foreign Language Learning Anxiety among Students learning English in a Public Sector U

Volume 03- Issue 04
Illahi Bux Gopang Faraz Ali Bughio Habibullah Pathan
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Abstract:


The present study investigated a foreign language anxiety among students of Lasbela University, Baluchistan, Pakistan. The study adopted Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (Horwitz et al., 1986). The respondents were (N=240) including 26 female and 214 male. The data was run through SPSS to present descriptive statistics of the respondents. Furthermore, ANOVA test indicated that there was no significant difference in majoring and non-majoring students’ level of anxiety, significantly, (F= value is equal to 3.348 and (P= value is equal to .011). Besides; no significant difference was also found in language anxiety between male and female respondents. Moreover, Pearson product-moment correlation showed a significant correlation among variables (CA=TA=FNE). The findings suggested that students of Lasbela University have fairly high anxiety in learning English.

Keywords

  • Foreign language anxiety
  • Pakistani learners
  • pedagogical implications
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