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    The effect of positive orientation and perceived social support on foreign language classroom anxiety

    Jin, Y.X. and Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2018) The effect of positive orientation and perceived social support on foreign language classroom anxiety. System 74 , pp. 149-157. ISSN 0346-251X.

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    The present study reports on the effect of learners’ positive orientation, perceived teacher and student emotional support on their foreign language classroom anxiety. One hundred and forty-four Chinese L1 second-year university-level participants filled out the Positivity Scale, the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale, and the Teacher/Student Emotional Support Scale. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that positive orientation was a significant negative predictor of FL anxiety. The relationship between perceived student support and anxiety ceased to be significant as positive orientation entered the model. Perceived teacher support did not significantly predict FL classroom anxiety at each step of the analysis. The results are discussed in line with previous findings as well as their practical implications for foreign language teaching and learning in Chinese universities.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): English, Chinese L1 university students, Positive orientation, Perceived social support, Foreign language classroom anxiety
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 17:00
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:45


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