A Study on Reticence in College EFL Classrooms: The Role of Diffusion of Responsibility

@article{Zhou2020ASO,
  title={A Study on Reticence in College EFL Classrooms: The Role of Diffusion of Responsibility},
  author={Yun Zhou and Yijin Chen},
  journal={English Language Teaching},
  year={2020}
}
The absence of students’ willingness for classroom participation is known to lead to a lose-lose situation where teaching schedules are disrupted, teachers lose enthusiasm, and students hardly learn anything. The problem is plaguing Chinese college EFL teachers as much as it did decades ago. Large quantities of studies have tackled the problem; however, little research has considered how students’ psychology might link to classroom reticence. One psychological factor accountable for inaction… 

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