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Relationships Between Foreign Language Anxiety and Willingness to Communicate Among Japanese EFL Learners

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Title: Relationships Between Foreign Language Anxiety and Willingness to Communicate Among Japanese EFL Learners
Authors: Fujii, Satomi Browse this author
Keywords: Foreign language anxiety
Willingness to Communicate (WTC)
Individual factors
Japanese EFL learners
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2021
Publisher: The Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers
Journal Title: Journal of Management and Training for Industries
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Start Page: 1
End Page: 12
Publisher DOI: 10.12792/JMTI.8.1.1
Abstract: Language learning can be stressful for learners when they are required to communicate with classmates using the target language. In such situations, high-anxious learners often feel frustrated compared to low-anxious learners. Feelings of language anxiety may obstruct learner’s willingness to communicate (WTC). However, not many studies have elaborated on the straight-forward relationships between these two variables. Thus, this study seeks to ascertain: 1) the correlations between language anxiety and WTC, 2) the differences of WTC between high-anxious and low-anxious learners, and 3) learner willingness to use the four skills in English. A total of 145 university students participated in this study. The results indicate a significant negative correlation between language anxiety and WTC. The result of the t-test indicates significant differences in WTC scores between high-anxious and low-anxious learners. Thus, the negative relationships between language anxiety and WTC as well as a clear contrast in high- and low-anxious learners’ WTC are established.
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/80964
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