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    By the old gods and the new: the effect of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety and Enjoyment Congruence on Self-Perceived Proficiency

    Botes, E. and Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Greiff, S. (2022) By the old gods and the new: the effect of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety and Enjoyment Congruence on Self-Perceived Proficiency. The Modern Language Journal 106 (4), ISSN 0026-7902.

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    Abstract

    The negative emotion of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety (FLCA) and the positive emotion of Foreign Language Enjoyment (FLE) have both been linked to foreign language (FL) learners’ Self-Perceived Proficiency (SPP). In linear correlational studies, SPP has been found to be negatively affected by FLCA and positively affected by FLE. However, linear correlational research methods are limited in the extent to which they can depict these interrelations. In this study, we examined how different levels of FLCA and FLE influenced SPP in concert in a sample of n = 1039 FL learners by utilising polynomial regression with response surface analysis. The response model generated visually depicted a complex SPP pattern as a result of differing levels of FLCA and FLE. This three-dimensional model provides considerable insight into the interaction of positive and negative emotions above and beyond what could be derived from ‘classical’ methods of correlation and linear regression.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety, Foreign Language Enjoyment, Self-Perceived Proficiency, polynomial regression, response surface analysis
    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: 15 Dec 2022 06:22
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:54
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/50211

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