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    Sources and effects of foreign language enjoyment, anxiety and boredom: a structural equation modelling approach

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Botes, E. and Greiff, S. (2023) Sources and effects of foreign language enjoyment, anxiety and boredom: a structural equation modelling approach. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 45 (2), pp. 461-479. ISSN 0272-2631.

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    Abstract

    The present study is among the first to investigate how three foreign language (FL) emotions, namely FL enjoyment (FLE), anxiety (FLCA) and boredom (FLB) are related to each other. It is the first study to consider how the three FL emotions are shaped by one learner-internal variable (attitude toward the FL), by two perceived teacher behaviours (frequency of use of the FL in class and unpredictability) and how all these variables jointly affect leaners’ FL achievement. Participants were 332 FL learners from all over the world studying a wide variety of FLs who filled out an online questionnaire. A close-fitting structural equation model revealed associations between FLE, FLCA, and FLB. Teacher behaviours positively affected FLE, with no discernible effect on FLB or FLCA. Only FLCA was found to have a (negative) effect on academic achievement. The study confirms the complex relationship between teacher behaviours and positive emotions in the FL classroom.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Learner emotions, Foreign Language Enjoyment, Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety, Foreign Language Boredom, Structural Equation Modelling, Harry Potter
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2022 15:29
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/49254

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