A Study of Factors Affecting Undergraduates’ Anxiety with Foreign Language Communication at Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya

Abstract

This study aims to (1) analyze the correlation of factors affecting undergraduates’ anxiety with foreign language communication, and (2) to study factors affecting undergraduates’ anxiety with foreign language communication. The 200 undergraduates at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, who enrolled in Chinese and English courses in the 2nd semester of 2014 academic year were the participants in this study selected by simple random sampling technique. The research instrument was a questionnaire which was theoretically developed based on the literature review about factors affecting undergraduates’ anxiety with foreign language communication. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient and descriptive statistics were used to analyze quantitative data. The results revealed that (1) the correlation of factors affecting undergraduates’ anxiety with foreign language communication was significant at a positive moderate level, ranking from 0.4- 0.6, and (2) students factor affected their anxiety with foreign language communication at a high level whereas teacher and environmental factors affected their anxiety with foreign language communication at a moderate level.



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Metas Panich, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Kittiya Phisutthangkoon, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Phanlapa Khathayut, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2016
Stream: Language education

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