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Title: Foreign language anxiety in a Spanish University setting: Interpersonal differences
Other Titles: La ansiedad en el aprendizaje de una lengua extranjera en contexto universitario: diferencias interpersonales
Authors: Arnáiz Castro, Patricia
Guillén García, Félix 
UNESCO Clasification: 61 Psicología
58 Pedagogía
Keywords: Anxiety
Foreign language learning.
Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS)
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: 1136-1034
Journal: Revista de Psicodidactica 
Abstract: This paper describes a study that focused on individual differences in the foreign language anxiety (FLA) of 216 participants in a Spanish university context. Participants, English learners, completed the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) (Horwitz, Horwitz, & Cope, 1986). The main interest of this study lies in the relevant contribution it makes to the research field in question. In the literature reviewed no studies have been found which address anxiety in a Spanish university context and with the aims established here. Anxiety levels were determined, and the relationship between FLA and gender, age, grade and language level was identified. Statistical analyses reveal that (a) participants had an average level of anxiety and females experienced more anxiety than males; (b) age had a significant negative correlation with anxiety; (c) lower grade students tended to have higher anxiety levels; (d) lower level students tended to be more anxious.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43211
ISSN: 1136-1034
Source: Revista de Psicodidáctica [ISSN 1136-1034], v. 17, n. 1, p. 5-26
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