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    The role of intellectual humility in foreign language enjoyment and foreign language classroom anxiety

    Moskowitz, Sharona and Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2020) The role of intellectual humility in foreign language enjoyment and foreign language classroom anxiety. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics 6 (3), pp. 521-541. ISSN 2149-1135.

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    Abstract

    Intellectual humility (IH) involves a certain degree of selflessness and an accurate view of one’s own worth and abilities. To date, IH has not been explicitly researched as a variable in the study of foreign language (FL) learning. The present mixed-methods study aims to explore possible links between FL learners’ IH and their foreign language enjoyment (FLE) and foreign language classroom anxiety (FLCA). The survey was administered online entirely in Spanish and respondents were 163 adult Spanish L1 speakers enrolled in an EFL course at any level of proficiency. The research instrument was adapted from three established constructs: the CIHS (Comprehensive Intellectual Humility Scale) (Krumrei-Mancuso & Rouse, 2016), the FLE Short Form (Botes, Dewaele & Greiff, 2020) and the FLCA Short form scale (Dewaele & MacIntyre, 2014). Feedback on three open-ended questions provided qualitative data. Results show that IH has a mixed and complex relationship with FLE and FLCA, with some IH domains negatively predicting FLE and both positively and negatively predicting FLCA. The current research is an attempt to widen the range of psychological factors that might affect FL classroom emotions.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Intellectual humility, foreign language learning, enjoyment, anxiety
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 14:47
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 08:03
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41956

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